Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021)

Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) raises itself above other films about historical tragedies by also focusing on the aftermath of the Srebrenica Massacre. It illustrates the fact that there has been no closure for many who has their lives destroyed by this tragedy. They have been…

Film Reviews, Latest, Thriller

REVIEW: The Winter Lake (2021)

There’s something about the quiet isolation of rural areas that brings out the worst in people. Whether embarking on a hallucinatory adventure in A Field in England or becoming embroiled in a dark family secret in The Winter Lake, the lack of human contact inspires…

Film Reviews, International Film, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: The Affair (2021)

Every couple of years we get an adaptation of a trashy potboiler that blends Dynasty-style romantic melodrama with a tragic historical event that had a devastating impact on the lives of millions. These stories tend to devote more time to adulterous affairs than they do…

Comedy, Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Keep An Eye Out (2021)

French Filmmaker Quentin Dupieux, DJ turned director, has made a name for himself in his native France with quirky surrealist films. His film Rubber encapsulated his hard-to-discern style and unorthodox approach to the world of filmmaking.  His latest, Keep An Eye Out (released in France…

Disney+, Latest, Superhero, TV Reviews

TV REVIEW: WandaVision Episode 8 (2021)

WandaVision has excelled thus far by hopping between genres at will, all of it seamlessly blending to create arguably the most talked-about television event in years. Not since the true crime documentary golden age of Netflix’s Making A Murderer, has Twitter been so absorbed in…

Film Reviews, Latest, Romance

REVIEW: Sometime Other Than Now (2021)

Sometime Other Than Now (2021) is essentially a Hallmark movie with a slightly grittier feel and less idyllic small town setting. You have the rugged, mysterious loner with a dark secret in his past, the lonely, kooky hotelier who is afraid of entering into a…

Columns, Latest, Reel Women

REEL WOMEN: March 2021 UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly column that highlights new releases that are written and/or directed by women. This month we’re again looking at what’s being released online across various platforms that we can watch during lockdown. 1 March The Stylist – available on…

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest, Shudder

REVIEW: Son (2021)

It’s very rare for a horror to startle your core, as if you’re being jolted awake from the mundanity of mainstream releases. Ivan Kavanagh’s engaging feature Son does just that, and periodically checks to make sure you’re awake with more oomph than a Netflix reminder….

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest

REVIEW: The Stylist (2021)

Hair is everything. The Fleabag speech about hair and the ways it can change your day and shape your personality is well known on the internet. The Stylist, directed by Jill Gevargizian, originated from a 2016 short of the same name, explores how hair can…