Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: What Lies West (2021)

What is there to do in the summer holidays if you have a protective mother and a superficial babysitter? Arguably not a first choice for the average teenage girl, but sometimes the best remedy is a naturalistic hike across the state. This is exactly the…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Holler (2021)

Everything in Holler is faded, like an old photograph. It’s not only clear that this town’s glory days are well in the rearview mirror: it’s hard to imagine a time when it was ever thriving in the first place. This is an utterly decimated vision…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Take Me Somewhere Nice (2021)

Take Me Somewhere Nice might have the prudes in the audience averting their eyes. It is full of scenes of nudity, casual sex between people who barely know one another and the suggestion that two first cousins might be sexually attracted to one another. There…

Columns, Reel Women

REEL WOMEN: June 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’ve got something for everyone with comedies, documentaries, dramas and horror! Cinemas are still open, so we have a mixture of films getting the…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Julia Scotti – Funny That Way (2021)

TV talent shows have provided a springboard to stardom for many of today’s most famous acts; Harry Styles, Little Mix and Jennifer Hudson, among many others all found fame on TV talent competitions. However, whilst shows like these often discover new talents, they also offer…

Film Reviews, Hulu

REVIEW: Plan B (2021)

Over the past few years, there have been a string of female-driven teen comedies about girls grappling with pregnancy scares. It’s a striking commentary on growing up in America, where young women have more options than ever before when it comes to their reproductive health,…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pink Skies Ahead (2021)

Coming of age films are certainly not a new genre and some of the most beloved films of recent years have been of this style, whether that’s Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or Submarine.  One of the…

Reel Women

REEL WOMEN: May 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’ve got the potential of seeing films cinemas! If lockdown easing continues, cinemas will be able to open from 17 May but there are…

Film Reviews, Horror, Netflix

REVIEW: Things Heard & Seen (2021)

As soon as there is a whiff of a period Gothic-inspired horror on the horizon, I’m gonna come running straight toward that haunted house, instead of away from it. So, you could say that I’m the target audience for Netflix’s latest, Things Heard & Seen,…

Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Bloodthirsty (2021)

As humans we’re expected to behave a certain way, which means it’s very interesting when storytellers explore what happens when we unleash our primal side. These animalistic qualities and primal desires are seen throughout fiction, from vampire films to cannibals, there’s plenty to be explored…