Gunda

Gunda – Review

Viktor Kosakovskiy’s Gunda is a stand-out addition to the plethora of enlightening nature documentaries, including this year’s Oscar winner My Octopus Teacher (of which Gunda was also shortlisted for)....
Violation

Violation – Review

Content warning: this film includes themes of rape and sexual assault. The rape-revenge genre has of late been befittingly seized by the narrative of the survivor seeking vengeance themselves. There have...
Come True

Come True – Review

Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone) spends her nights sleeping outside, breaking into her own house in the morning to shower before heading off to school. The reasons why this teenager chooses homelessness over a warm...
Willy's Wonderland

Willy’s Wonderland – Review

What is most bizarre about Willy’s Wonderland, aside from its premise, is the fact that its star doesn’t utter a single word throughout. A wooden and burly Nicolas Cage plays The Janitor, merely called...
Synchronic

Synchronic – Review

Director-duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been chipping away for the past decade, carving themselves a specific niche in cerebral horror-tinged sci-fi with a comedic undercurrent, usually centred...
Summerof85

Summer of 85 – Review

Based on the 1982 young adult British novel Dance on My Grave by Aidan Chambers, François Ozon transports events to the North of France in the middle of the decade. Having read the impressionable book at...
New Mutants

The New Mutants – Review

After being marred by scheduling and Covid-related delays, The New Mutants finally sees the light of day. Josh Boone’s origin story retains the superpowered body-morphing elements established in the X-Men...
Spinster

Spinster – Review

There's a sense of familiarity with Spinster, the tried-and-tested formula of idiosyncratic American indie comedy. A quirky, jaded chef, Gaby (Chelsea Peretti) has reached a crossroads, newly single after...