ON A MAGICAL NIGHT

On a Magical Night – Review

What’s the secret to a long marriage? Extra-marital affairs, according to Maria. Richard, her husband, discovers one of her infidelities in a flurry of texts while she is showering. Following a nonchalant...
THE DAY AFTER I'M GONE

The Day After I’m Gone – Review

It can take a fright for someone to realise their behaviour has to change. For Yoram, that fright is his 17-year-old daughter Roni attempting suicide. After the death of Roni’s mother over a year ago, the...
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Da 5 Bloods – Review

Four African American veterans return to Vietnam to hunt for gold and the lost remains of their fallen leader, Stormin’ Norman. From the beginning it is clear that this is no return to glory, but a story of...
Inside The Rain

Inside the Rain – Review

Inside the Rain is from director, writer and star, Aaron Fisher, who plays Benjamin Glass in this loosely based autobiographical film about a college student who is diagnosed as bipolar, as well as ADHD, OCD...
Radioactive

Radioactive – Review

Radioactive should have been a slam dunk. The life of Marie Curie is ripe for cinematic adaptation, and this one is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the French-Iranian filmmaker behind the autobiographical...
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Swallow – Review

Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ film Swallow stars Haley Bennett as Hunter, a housewife distraught by her recent pregnancy who develops pica, an eating disorder that makes her crave objects that could potentially...
The Hunt

The Hunt – Review

It’s easy to see why The Hunt was shelved last year following a spate of mass shootings in the US. Not because it’s violent – it is, but not emphatically more so than many other films released since –...
And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced – Review

There’s a curious paradox at the heart of And Then We Danced. The traditional dancing practised at the Georgian National Ensemble in Tbilisi is built on discipline and hyper-masculinity. “There is no room...
Shirley

Shirley – Berlinale 2020 Review

The incandescent Madeline’s Madeline still fresh in our memories, Josephine Decker returns to the screen with Shirley. Starkly different from her previous feature, this biographical portrait of acclaimed...
Surge

Surge – Berlinale 2020 Review

Ben Whishaw is certainly one of the finest actors of his generation, and Aneil Karia’s Surge is a film which allows him to flex his muscles unlike any other. Joseph (Whishaw) works in airport security –...