Surge

Surge – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Ben Whishaw is certainly one of the finest actors of his generation, and Aneil Karia’s Surge is a film which allows...
Une Colonie

A Colony – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2019 as part of our Berlinale coverage. School can be a hostile environment – particularly for those who don’t quite fit in. A Colony centres around Mylia...
Souad

Souad – Berlinale 2021 Review

The subject of a teenage girl glued to her smartphone is nothing new, but in Souad, director Ayten Amin shows her protagonist in a setting rarely seen on screen. In semi-rural Zagazig, located outside of Cairo...
Bliss

Bliss – Berlinale 2021 Review

The English title of Henrika Kull’s film Glück limits the meaning to a single implication: bliss, after all, is the extreme, when the German word ‘Glück’ can mean anything from the more ordinary...
Beans

Beans – Berlinale 2021 Review

In 1990, a land dispute between the Mohawk people and the Canadian government caused an armed stand-off between the two parties. Writer-director Tracey Deer witnessed the so-called Oka Crisis and weaves her...
Pinocchio

Pinocchio – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. While it may seem like Matteo Garrone is independently hopping on the recent live action Disney remakes...
Shirley

Shirley – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The incandescent Madeline’s Madeline still fresh in our memories, Josephine Decker returns to the screen with Shirley....