Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Spring Blossom (2021)

Spring Blossom (2020) is the directorial debut of young Suzanne Lindon and it is sure to have people commenting on whether sexual mores have evolved at all in France. It’s been in the media because it’s so controversial and its director/star is unusually young. That…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Slalom (2021)

Affection or attention can easily be misconstrued as representing love, especially to those who are seemingly lacking these basic fundamentals. This can be seen for Lyz (Noée Abita), a fifteen year old skiing protégé undergoing an intensive training program in the French Alps, far away…

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…

Film Reviews, International Film, Latest

REVIEW: Two of Us (2021)

Time is a fickle beast. Throughout Two of Us, the passage of time is consistently referred to; two young girls counting to 30 while playing hide and seek, a clock heirloom on the mantlepiece, or some gradually burning eggs left waiting on the stove top….

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Le Choc du Futur (2020)

Synth music is perhaps now taken for granted, so ingrained is its presence in both contemporary pop music and film scores, spearheaded by the likes of Vangelis and John Carpenter and countless others since. French musician and producer Marc Collin makes his directorial debut with…

Drama, Film Reviews, Films, Foreign

REVIEW: Les Misérables (2020)

Les Miserables is a fervent fury essential for our times. Writer and director Ladj Ly’s feature debut follows Sergeant Ruiz who is assigned to a team of unethical police veterans working the Parisian suburb of Montfermiel. This vital film began life as a Cesar-nominated short, inspired by…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, VOD

REVIEW: The Truth (2020)

Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda has been working steadily since the early 1990s and is internationally critically-acclaimed. He is a particular favourite of the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize in 2013 for Like Father, Like Son and the Palme d’Or in 2018 for…