Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Sweet Thing (2021)

Putting nails underneath car wheels, Christmas presents wrapped in tinfoil and a stolen gun – none of these things are particularly sweet, but the opposite can be said for the wonderful Billie and Nico, a brother and sister who deserve the world but have only…

Drama, Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Les Nôtres (2021)

Les Nôtres is a mystery that faces great difficulties when it comes to deciding where its priorities lie. It starts off strong, as a brooding character piece that examines the psyche of a pregnant teenager who feels vulnerable and afraid, but begins to lose its…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Songs For a Sloth (2021)

Death (or grief) can do strange things to a person. It can make you lash out; it can make you hyper organised; it can make even the most basic of tasks feel draining. It doesn’t usually, however, make you conjure up a talking sloth with…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: What Lies West (2021)

What is there to do in the summer holidays if you have a protective mother and a superficial babysitter? Arguably not a first choice for the average teenage girl, but sometimes the best remedy is a naturalistic hike across the state. This is exactly the…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Holler (2021)

Everything in Holler is faded, like an old photograph. It’s not only clear that this town’s glory days are well in the rearview mirror: it’s hard to imagine a time when it was ever thriving in the first place. This is an utterly decimated vision…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Dream Horse (2021)

Everyone loves an underdog. Whether it’s cheering through the Rocky franchise, rooting for The Mighty Ducks, or tearing up during The Pursuit of Happyness – it’s simply human nature to relish seeing the status quo usurped in favour of the little guy. Be they the…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Milkwater (2021)

Watching your family and friends excel in their professional and personal lives whilst seemingly stuck stationery in your own is a similarly terrifying and exhausting feeling, and it’s this specific concoction of existential dread that writer and director Morgan Ingari’s feature length debut, Milkwater hones…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Drunk Bus (2021)

Being sober in a sea of drunk people is a horrible feeling. The raucous excitement, slurred enthusiasm and general lack of control that partiers have is all the more obnoxious to someone who’s not inebriated themselves. It’s made even more laborious, however, when you are…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Dark Divide (2021)

Is there something you always told other people you wanted to do? But never actually done it? A new exciting project that sits in your to-do list untouched for weeks, then months, and sometimes years? Dr. Robert Pyle (David Cross) has a few too many…

Drama, Film Reviews, HBO MAX

REVIEW: Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021)

Two particular pairs face two greatest tests in the film adaptation of Michael Koryta’s book, also titled Those Who Wish Me Dead. Making up the first are Hannah (Angelina Jolie), a smokejumper, and Connor (Finn Little), a young’un hunted by suited assassins. She is still…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Paper Spiders (2021)

When the signs first begin to appear, they are seemingly trivial. The new family next door reverses their moving truck into Dawn’s (Lili Taylor) tree, causing the woman to angrily shout through the window. Her daughter, Melanie (Stefania LaVie Owen), shrugs the whole thing off…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pink Skies Ahead (2021)

Coming of age films are certainly not a new genre and some of the most beloved films of recent years have been of this style, whether that’s Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or Submarine.  One of the…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Here Are The Young Men (2021)

[CONTENT WARNING: This review touches on potentially triggering subjects in the film, including death, drug abuse, and suicide] After seeing the trailer for Eoin Macken’s Here Are The Young Men boast such a strong young cast, it instantly found itself on my watchlist. This Irish…