Childsplay1rwav

Child’s Play – Review

"A white guy murdered in the middle of a watermelon patch. Poetic." This isn't a line from Jordan Peele's latest horror-infused racial satire Us, nor does it come from the atrocious reboot of Shaft. This is a...
Danny1rwav

Danny – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 Review

What is one spurred to do when facing their own mortality? Co-directors Aaron Zeghers & Lewis Bennett evoke this question throughout Danny: a flawed, if immensely personal, 50-minute documentary compiled...
Gloriabell1rwav

Gloria Bell – Review

2017's A Fantastic Woman, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio's fifth film, was celebrated as a critical darling for a multitude of well-earned reasons – not least being Lelio's rich characterisation of Marina...
Ma2

Ma – Review

There's no prerequisite suggesting that a film must have something to say for it to be good. There are plenty of brilliant movies with the density of styrofoam. The realm of the genre flick, however –...
Firstlove1rwav

First Love – Cannes 2019 Review

Opening the late night screening of First Love – shown as part of the Directors’ Fortnight strand at Cannes – veteran director Takaski Miike expressed how much the film would be a divergence from the...
Godzillaorwav

Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Review

Despite the vacuous content we've come to expect from blockbuster films, they do conform to one ubiquitous truth: they're big, they're loud, and they're fun. Well, almost ubiquitous. In the case of Godzilla:...
BelCantoHeader

Bel Canto – Review

Set amidst domestic tension within a non-descript country in Latin America, Bel Canto predominantly follows the perspective of Roxanne Coss (Julianne Moore), an American opera star performing at the private...
Avengers Endgame

Avengers: Endgame – Review

Eleven years in the making, Avengers: Endgame is the finale to Marvel’s epic cinematic universe, one which has consistently broken box office records and won vast critical praise, combining its blockbuster...