Comedy, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: The Mimic (2021)

Sociopathy in film is a topic explored almost exclusively in tense thrillers or dramatic character studies. Some examples in recent memory are Jake Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler, the neurotic cameraman hunting for a big news footage score, or Rosamund Pike’s iconic Amy Dunne in…

Comedy, Crime, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Pixie (2020)

Once Upon a Time in the West…. of Ireland It wouldn’t come as any surprise to me if this is the first time you’re hearing of this film. Barnaby Thompson’s Pixie had a short and limited cinema release back in October last year and it’s…

Amazon Prime, Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Dating Amber (2020)

Eddie and Amber are similar in a lot of ways. They’re both counting down the days until they can leave their small hometown in Ireland behind, they’re both social outcasts, and they’re both harboring a pretty big secret. Dating Amber is the story of a…

Biopic, Comedy, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: The Twentieth Century (2020)

Oscilloscope Pictures have been responsible for distributing three of the best, most unusual and distinctive films of the year – We Are Little Zombies, Saint Frances and now, The Twentieth Century. To even begin to describe The Twentieth Century is going to feel like my…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Hulu, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Happiest Season (2020)

After years of Christmas romances from Hallmark, Lifetime and increasingly, Netflix, this year Hulu have stepped into the market with a twist on the usual format. Actress and director Clea DuVall follows up her 2016 feature debut, The Intervention, with Happiest Season – a lesbian…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Lucky Grandma (2020)

Since she is widowed, you can say that the New York-based Grandma Wong (Tsai Chin) is black in love. However, her life is set to be red — much, much redder — if the fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) she is meeting is correct about…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Period

REVIEW: Minari (2020)

When I was around 4 years old, my dad relocated my family from the big city where I was born to a relatively smaller one. I didn’t know what was the reason back then, as I was just a little kid. But as I grew…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Shithouse (2020)

Cinematic history is chock full of movies about college. After all, it’s the first taste of freedom, a journey to adulthood and independence, and there’s no end to the dramatic possibilities it provides. But often, these films feel like college viewed through rose-colored glasses. Maybe…

Comedy, Fantasy, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Spontaneous (2020)

It’s hard to say what impact Spontaneous will have years down the line, if it will be remembered as a classic teen film and resonate with a new generation of moviegoers. But in 2020, in the midst of a Trump presidency and a global health…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Honeymood (LFF 2020)

Giddy newlyweds Noam and Eleanor (Ran Danker and Avigail Harari) arrive in their luxury honeymoon suite to celebrate their wedding night but the discovery of a gift of a ring from Noam’s ex-girlfriend Renana puts those plans on hold. Instead, arguing about what this supposed…