Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Slaxx (2021)

On concept alone, Slaxx seems absurd and daft. However, underneath the seams of this concept is a horrific story of the faults of ‘fast fashion’ and the harsh price of the fast-paced demand of the fashion industry. Although, the film may encourage debate about whether…

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…

Film Reviews, Horror, Sundance 2021

REVIEW: Censor (Sundance 2021)

Newsflash: All your favourite slashers are weaker than the censor. It matters not if you’re the next Jason, Freddy or Pinhead, or if you are them, with just one strike the censor can shorten, curb, alter or altogether eliminate their killing spree. And they can…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Underplayed (2021)

The legacy of electronic dance music is built upon ideals of togetherness, inclusion, and joy. For women looking to work as DJs or producers in the industry, these ideals fail to uplift them in practice. Directed by Stacey Lee, the documentary Underplayed focuses on the…

Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Lucky (2020)

Sometimes an audience’s reaction to a horror film is as familiar as the elements they’re frightened of. Urging the final girl to call the police or get out of the house are pleas that will never age, so as long as a villain is wandering…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Antigone’ Director Sophie Deraspe

Antigone was Canada’s official entry to the International Film category in the 2020 Oscars and if you’re wondering how Canada could contribute an “international film,” it’s because the language spoken in Antigone is Québécois. Sophie Deraspe is the writer, director, cinematographer AND co-editor of the…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘My Name is Pedro’ Director Lillian LaSalle

Lillian LaSalle is an award-winning producer and president of Sweet 180, a New York based management and production company. LaSalle is the producer of several feature films including Loggerheads, which premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and Sweet Land, which won the Independent…

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

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…

Film Reviews, Latest, Sundance 2021

REVIEW: Pleasure/Violation (Sundance 2021)

Two takes on sexual subject-matters from women directors that are deliberately provocative, but with very different results. After decades of men directing films featuring women who are nude and in various sexual scenes and scenarios, it is refreshing that we’re starting to see some examples…

Film Reviews, Latest, Thriller, VOD

REVIEW: #LIKE (2021)

The loss of your loved ones can be earth shattering, and grief can present itself in various ways. The desire to seek revenge is seemingly thrilling and cathartic for Woodstock teen Rosie (Sophie Rich), and when the local law enforcement are unwilling to seek out…