Ariaferma

The Inner Cage – Venice 2021 Review

The Inner Cage’s rural Sardinian prison is due to be shut down, but an administrative hiccup forces a skeleton staff to remain and guard a dozen prisoners who can’t be moved elsewhere yet. Every frame...
Solitary

Solitary – Doc/Fest 2016 Review

The first thing you notice about Red Onion State Prison in Virginia is the noise: the low boom of fists banging on metal doors as prisoners scream and bellow like wounded animals. These prisoners are in...

Get Hard – Review

Get Hard awkwardly stumbles through attempts at finding humour in racial and sexual differences. Allegations of xeno/homophobia could be partially diffused by comedic context, but this comedy clearly needs to...

Starred Up – Review

Starred Up serves its porridge with bits of broken glass. It grins as it spits teeth, just as likely to erupt into another volcanic episode of violence as it is to cough up a pearl of prison wisdom. Jack...