Wulu

Wùlu – LFF 2016 Review

Wùlu smartly explains its title at the outset - Wùlu is the final stage of tribal development, where a man is enlightened to a place in society. So what happens if you realise your role is to traffic...
Barakah Meets Barakah

Barakah Meets Barakah – LFF 2016 Review

While jarring at first, Barakah Meets Barakah doesn’t waste time gently ushering you into a culture miles from our western sensibilities. Instead it cracks right on, putting a unique perspective to good use...
Between Us

Between Us – Raindance 2016 Review

Between Us goes straight for the jugular, offering an acerbic, brutal, and insightful look at a modern-day relationship. With a strong script and two enthralling central performances, this drama is a must-see...
Doublelife

A Double Life – Raindance 2016 Review

Before it overstretches itself, A Double Life is a poignant drama anchored by great performances and an impressive debut from director Yoshiyuku Kishi. However, in an ironic example of life imitating art, A...
Prank

Prank! – Raindance 2016 Review

While there are a smattering of laughs across Prank!’s mercifully short running time, as a whole the "jokes" fall flat. On a few occasions this must be intentional - Prank! has to understand that none of...
Gozo

Gozo – Raindance 2016 Review

The Maltese Island of Gozo has seen a lot in the last 7000 years; the imprisonment of Odysseus by the nymph Calypso, Daenerys Targaryen’s marriage to Khal Drogo, and the foreshadowed destruction of...
Iceguardians

Ice Guardians – Raindance 2016 Review

Ice Guardians has its work cut out for itself - it’s a tough sell to argue that the enforcer role in hockey is necessary and ethical, particularly after you’ve shown off a (hopefully atypical) training...
In Circles

In Circles – Raindance 2016 Review

The setup of In Circles is promising - crop circles are an undeniably intriguing phenomena, and the film sets up a slew of interesting characters bringing their own preconceptions out to the West Country...
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Incarnation – Raindance 2016 Review

Incarnation’s premise, while intriguing, is far from original. Time loops are a classic sci-fi staple, and have been cropping up in films across the board, again and again - and again. Luckily, Incarnation...
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Three – Raindance 2016 Film Review

In claustrophobic crime thriller Three, director Johnnie To is determined to keep you guessing; scenes often appear bizarre until their true meaning is revealed, and the script keeps its cards close to its...