Fantasy, Film Reviews, Films, Foreign, Horror

REVIEW: Koko-di Koko-da (2020)

Traumatic events always leave us in a never-ending loop of regret, depression and scenarios that could exist within a different parallel universe. They can cause the breakdown of relationships and keep us from ever healing from the event that happened, which is why they can…

Crime, Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign

REVIEW: Ròm (2020)

Just the one number 41 holds 41-plus meanings to different people. It is niobium to chemists. Last symphony from Mozart to musicians. The total number of shots NYPD officers fired at Amadou Diallo. So on and so forth. In the case of Ròm, the feature…

Drama, Fantasy, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, VOD

REVIEW: Entwined (2020)

Greek and Roman mythology has been having something of a moment in cinema recently, with Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Orpheus and Eurydice), The Lighthouse (Proteus and Prometheus) and the much lesser known British independent film The Isle, which blended the Scottish folklore of…

Drama, Film Reviews, Films, Foreign, Latest, VOD

REVIEW: African Violet (2020)

It’s fantastic to see women film directors from the Middle East finally getting the chance to tell their own stories, with their own voices and those stories gaining international attention. The most prominent recent examples are probably the groundbreaking Persepolis (2007), directed by Iranian Marjane…

Drama, Fantasy, Film Reviews, Foreign, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: Jumbo (Sundance 2020)

Definitely one of the ‘buzzy’ films of Sundance 2020 before the festival even started, simply from having such a crazy-sounding concept – Jumbo ends up being much more than it’s ridiculous-sounding premise. This is largely down to the central performance by Noemie Merlant – fresh…

Film Reviews, Films, Foreign

REVIEW: Diamantino (2019)

Completely bonkers and unpredictable, while also being surprisingly moving at times, Diamantino is everything an independent art-house movie should be and it should come as no surprise that it was the Cannes Critics Week winner. It addresses several modern-day political and social concerns, including countries…

Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Sundance 2019

SUNDANCE 2019: Dolce Fine Giornata

Civil life, love, and politics don’t tend to coexist so harmoniously in Jacek Borcuch’s wonderfully crafted film Dolce Fine Giornata. Enrobed in decadent layers of family drama and metaphors of the times, Borcuch’s film quietly flourishes as both a love letter and critique of a…