Too Late – RDFF review

John Hawkes is a joy to watch as a throwback to 70’s lone wolf private investigators. His lazy confidence as he seemingly throws out his lines never stops him savouring every word. The narrative structure...
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Happy 140 – RDFF review

Strong performances from the entire cast make Happy 140 the intense character driven drama that it is. A bit twee at times, the falling apart of a friendship when money is thrown into the mix could have been...
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Gored – RDFF review

While Gored raises some intriguing points about how matadors face death every time they step into the ring, it fails to explore fully why it is they do it. Bull fighting is a controversial custom, something...
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Sailing To Paradise – RDFF review

Uplifting and life affirming, Sailing To Paradise allows us inside every inch of two characters and their friendship. This is a funny and touching tale of how much we need other people to help us through...
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Our Everyday Life – RDFF review

A Bosnian drama following a father losing his job, a son restarting his life after war and a mother battling serious illness doesn’t sound like much fun. But Our Everyday Life has touches of humour mixed in...
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That’s Not Us – RDFF review

A largely improvised script allows the dialogue to ebb and flow throughout the film like natural conversation. Although this is a credit to the actors, watching couples have arguments does tire after a while....
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Slum-Polis – RDFF review

With a backdrop of violence and gangs, the friendship that writer and director Ken Ninomaya creates is one of hope and honesty. Punctuated perfectly by rock music throughout, and with violence that never errs...