Comedy, Film Reviews, Latest, Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: Spree (2020)

Generally, the person more desperate than the person you can think of is whoever seeks internet attention. With the times so infatuated with metrics, online fame becomes more and more a direct line to the access-following-wealth trifecta, with personalities willing to bend all sorts of…

Interviews, Sundance 2020

INTERVIEW: ‘Amulet’ Director Romola Garai

Romola Garai has been acting for twenty years and is known for her roles in period pieces such as Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Vanity Fair, Atonement, Emma, The Hour and Suffragette. She now makes her feature film directorial debut with the Gothic and Folk horror-inspired…

Film Reviews, Horror, VOD

REVIEW: Relic (2020)

The perception of family is one that we have seen time and time again become the strong basis for exerting horror onto the screen for the audiences; Ari Aster’s Hereditary dealt with feelings of resentment towards parents and children, all the whilst coping with grief;…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: Some Kind of Heaven (Sundance 2020)

Lance Oppenheim’s “Some Kind of Heaven” illustrates the multiplex “fountain of youth” streaming through the lives of those living within The Villages, Florida’s largest, well-equipped retirement community. It feels like a perfect examination, given Oppenheim is in his twenties, that the documentary observes the idiosyncracies…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: The Reason I Jump (Sundance 2020)

Based on the book written by Naoki Higashida, a 13-year-old boy with autism, Jerry Rothwell’s “The Reason I Jump” is a multilayered, immersive landscape into the lives of people living with a nonspeaking autistic condition. Narrated with passages from Higashida’s book, viewers are invited to…

Film Reviews, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: The Nowhere Inn (Sundance 2020)

“The Nowhere Inn,” the feature directorial debut from Bill Benz, is a meta, off-kilter and puckish study of reality, friendship and the fictionalized enigma of celebrity. The film is co-written by Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark, who star in the film, a rogue documentary of sorts…

Film Reviews, Horror, Sundance 2020

REVIEW: Amulet (Sundance 2020)

There has been something of a resurgence in Gothic-inspired dramas in recent years – with such films as the Du Maurier adaptation My Cousin Rachel (and we have a new version of Rebecca coming this year, directed by Ben Wheatley), The Little Stranger (based on…