Between Us

Between Us – Raindance 2016 Review

Between Us goes straight for the jugular, offering an acerbic, brutal, and insightful look at a modern-day relationship. With a strong script and two enthralling central performances, this drama is a must-see...
Doublelife

A Double Life – Raindance 2016 Review

Before it overstretches itself, A Double Life is a poignant drama anchored by great performances and an impressive debut from director Yoshiyuku Kishi. However, in an ironic example of life imitating art, A...
Prank

Prank! – Raindance 2016 Review

While there are a smattering of laughs across Prank!’s mercifully short running time, as a whole the "jokes" fall flat. On a few occasions this must be intentional - Prank! has to understand that none of...
Gozo

Gozo – Raindance 2016 Review

The Maltese Island of Gozo has seen a lot in the last 7000 years; the imprisonment of Odysseus by the nymph Calypso, Daenerys Targaryen’s marriage to Khal Drogo, and the foreshadowed destruction of...
Iceguardians

Ice Guardians – Raindance 2016 Review

Ice Guardians has its work cut out for itself - it’s a tough sell to argue that the enforcer role in hockey is necessary and ethical, particularly after you’ve shown off a (hopefully atypical) training...
In Circles

In Circles – Raindance 2016 Review

The setup of In Circles is promising - crop circles are an undeniably intriguing phenomena, and the film sets up a slew of interesting characters bringing their own preconceptions out to the West Country...
Worm

Anti Matter – Raindance 2016 Review

Anti Matter throws a lot of balls in the air at the outset but impressively manages to juggle them all, delivering a taut thriller that should appeal to both hard sci-fi fans and those who don’t know their...
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Incarnation – Raindance 2016 Review

Incarnation’s premise, while intriguing, is far from original. Time loops are a classic sci-fi staple, and have been cropping up in films across the board, again and again - and again. Luckily, Incarnation...
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Three – Raindance 2016 Film Review

In claustrophobic crime thriller Three, director Johnnie To is determined to keep you guessing; scenes often appear bizarre until their true meaning is revealed, and the script keeps its cards close to its...
A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean – Raindance 2016 Review

A Plastic Ocean grabs your attention immediately, with what might be one of the greatest horror reveals in cinema. Opening on rare footage of blue whales in their natural habitat, the camera pans right, into a...