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Recovery – SXSW 2021 Review

The recent crop of COVID-19 inspired films has proven that banking on an ongoing global pandemic is, at its best, not a very smart idea. From mainstream titles such as Locked Down and Songbird to festival bets...
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My Father and Me – Review

A veteran documentarian whose career started in the early ‘70s, Nick Broomfield’s best known work includes Kurt & Courtney, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, and Whitney: Can I Be Me. His...
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Our Father – SXSW 2021 Review

At the cusp of leaving her job and moving away to fulfil a long-time dream of going to college, Beta (Baize Busan) receives news her father died by suicide after battling an unnamed disease. Upon getting the...
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The End of Us – SXSW 2021 Review

The End of Us is one of the first films to be produced by the recently established Buzzfeed Studios and it feels, appropriately, like an extended skit. The lighting has the flattened quality of Buzzfeed’s...
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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...
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Slaxx – Review

“Small price to pay for an awesome ass,” are the famous last words in this film. From writer-director Elza Kephart comes Shudder’s Slaxx, a campy horror comedy about a possessed pair of jeans that come...
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Coven of Sisters – Review

An eerie tale of sisterhood haunted by the sound of chanting and complete with shots of burning stakes - Coven of Sisters is tasked with retelling a familiar story. Pablo Agüero’s film is a battle of...
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The Little Things – Review

In a clean break from his occasionally successful biopic habit, director John Lee Hancock returns with an original screenplay and a plunge into the “dark side of America". By the end, his protagonists find...
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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...
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The Columnist – Review

This film was previously reviewed in August 2020 as part of our Fantasia Festival coverage. Why can’t we just have different opinions and be nice about it? Femke Boot (Katja Herbers), a columnist, author,...