And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced – Review

There’s a curious paradox at the heart of And Then We Danced. The traditional dancing practised at the Georgian National Ensemble in Tbilisi is built on discipline and hyper-masculinity. “There is no room...
Onward

Onward – Review

When a new Pixar film arrives on the scene, most people know what they're in for. Ever since the first Toy Story was released back in 1995, the animation giant has been well known for crafting emotionally...
Fire Will Come

Fire Will Come – Review

Compelling images open this rural slow-burner, the third feature from French-Galician writer-director Oliver Laxe. A sea of trees, bathed in nocturnal blue, begins slowly – mysteriously – to collapse: one...
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Fantasy Island – Review

Fantasy Island centres around five people: Gwen, Melanie, Patrick, and brothers Brax and J.D., all of whom have won a contest to stay on Fantasy Island. They are enticed to stay by the man who runs the...
Charlatan

Charlatan – Berlinale 2020 Review

After last year’s Mr Jones, prolific Polish director Agnieszka Holland returns to the screen with another biographic film; for as outlandish as it may seem, the story of the ‘Oracle of Urine’ is very...
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Blanco en Blanco – GFF 2020 Review

Very little happens over the course of Blanco en Blanco (White on White), and yet each series of vignettes feels thematically tied to the vicious landscape and culture of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at...
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One Taxi Ride – GFF 2020 Review

A homespun quality is immediately noted in One Taxi Ride. Mac CK’s documentary frames a meandering introduction to Erick, a 27-year-old man living in Mexico City, through a far from polished presentation:...
Papicha

Papicha – GFF 2020 Review

Films inspired by true events are often expected to be somewhat inspirational, dramatising a true tale of triumph against the odds for audience entertainment. To its credit, Mounia Meddour’s film is a...
Blood on Her Name

Blood on Her Name – Review

Lee (Bethany Anne Lind) has killed a man in her auto shop. With next to no clear context, we watch her wrap the body in plastic, bundle him into his own car, and drive to a local lake. She tosses the weapon...