STOP ZEMLIA

Stop-Zemlia – EIFF 2021 Review

Everything feels significant the first time it happens. That’s what makes high school such a momentous time, even if nothing particularly exciting is happening. Stop-Zemlia follows a class in the lead up to...
MAD GOD

Mad God – EIFF 2021 Review

Stop-motion animation has taken Wallace and Gromit to the moon and given us the eternal love of Jack and Sally. Its limitations are only the imagination, able to create something impossible by any other means....
PIG

Pig – EIFF 2021 Review

Robin Feld is battered and bruised. His lone companion in the woods where he lives is a truffle-foraging pig, and she’s been kidnapped by assailants who left Robin bloody on the floor. Without pause – or a...
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Sisters With Transistors – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2020 as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Lisa Rovner explores women’s work in electronic music in her feature documentary debut Sisters With Transistors. The film is...
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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...
Sunset

Sunset – Venice 2018 Review

László Nemes’ previous film, Son of Saul, was a harrowing and visceral fever dream, dragging the viewer through the charnel house of a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. Much of its power came from...
Dopo La Guerra

Dopo La Guerra – Cannes 2017 Review

Dopo La Guerra tells the half-true story of a group of Italian far-left political terrorists, whose amnesty to live in France was rescinded in 2002. Annarita Zambrano’s tense film combines thriller and...
Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme – Cannes 2017 Review

Roaring down the trail blazed by the likes of Lena Dunham’s Girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child, Jeune Femme is the most memorable and entertaining film of the...
Le Venerable W

Le Venerable W. – Cannes 2017 Review

Extreme Buddhism might sound like the brainstorm of a BBC Three producer, but in Barbet Schroeder’s ferocious documentary it’s about as far from a laughing matter as you could imagine. Despite their serene...