The Lost Daughter Olivia

The Lost Daughter – Venice 2021 Review

Directing your debut feature as an established actor has its pros and cons. You can call in favours to land a stellar cast including Olivia Colman, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley,...
As In Heaven Still 01

As in Heaven – TIFF 2021 Review

Danish director Tea Lindeburg’s film, As In Heaven, is a lush and devastating chamber piece, unpicking the dense fabric of motherhood, innocence and superstition. Based on the 1912 Danish novel A Night of...
ParallelMothers

Parallel Mothers – Venice 2021 Review

Parallel Mothers is a twisting tale of two single mothers, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), whose fates become entwined. Where some films could survive on just an affair, or just an unexpected...
Rose Matafeo and Matthew Lewis

Baby Done – Review

Easily standing on top of a tall tree, playfully swinging a chainsaw in one hand, Zoe (Rose Matafeo) looks effortlessly cool - and clearly fearless. As she banters with two male colleagues, whose expressions...
Tully

Tully – Review

How many positive depictions of motherhood in cinema can you think of? Whether it’s with body horror or performance anxiety, filmmakers over the years have made it very clear that being a mother is no bed of...