BFI Flare 2021, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Cowboys (BFI Flare 2021)

When it comes to trans visibility, mainstream entertainment narratives have a tendency to lean towards showcasing adults’ stories. This then leaves a gaping hole when it comes to stories of young people navigating their gender identity, unfortunately unconsciously feeding into this belief that children are…

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REVIEW: Uncle Frank (2020)

Alan Ball has had a varied career in film and television for the past three decades. He won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Sam Mendes’ American Beauty and has since conceived the hit television series, Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball’s latest…

Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: The Rider & Lean on Pete (2018)

Two films have come out in recent weeks that are portraits of young men in the American West, made by outsiders. Chloé Zhao is from China and this is now the second film she has made examining life on Native American reservations. Andrew Haigh is…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Captain Fantastic (2016)

‘Captain Fantastic’ had a storming festival season earlier this year, winning awards left, right and centre, but as with most indie films, it had a fairly limited release here in the UK. This is a huge shame for two reasons. Firstly, it didn’t get the…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Good Dinosaur (2015)

I had pretty high hopes for Pixar’s latest offering, ‘The Good Dinosaur’. I was even expecting it to be one of Pixar’s best movies to date; practice makes perfect and all that. But sadly, it isn’t. It is, however, one of Pixar’s better movies, but…