In Darkness (Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 6, 2018
Revenge can take years of planning, especially in films. Some scheme take time, others are executed in the heat of the moment. How to add to a twist on a murder mystery/revenge story? You make the main character blind. Adding this character into the middle of someone else’s story makes for an exciting take on

Steel Country (Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 5, 2018
British film has always been able to step outside its comfort zone and outside the country itself. Finding stories that can resonate with everyone and in some small way, relate to the characters. Saying that, its a push to say this about the characters of Steel Country. Set in a small town in the middle

Waru (Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 5, 2018
Made up of eight stories, eight different viewpoints of Maori women in the aftermath of a young boy named Waru’s death, set around the tangi, a traditional Maori funeral rite. Each stories is directed by a Maori woman, showing delicate insight to different women’s lives and how they are affected by this tragedy. Some women

Dumped (Larguees) (Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 4, 2018
A comedy about two sisters, who couldn’t be more different, who take their mother on holiday after their father leaves her for a much younger woman, does exactly what it says on the comedy on holiday genre tin. Heading off to a beach resort with daily activities, excursions, parties, shows and a view so perfect

Unicorn Store (Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 2, 2018
Sometimes, when we’re young, we believe in something so much that we carry this belief into our adulthood. We believe in it so much that sometimes, it materialises, like, getting married on a beach, climbing a mountain, dancing on stage or owning your very own unicorn. Well, the one might be limited to a small

Loveling (Benzinho)(Edinburgh International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - July 2, 2018
Starting off the festival with a good film really sets the tone for the rest of the time. Beginning with Brazilian film Loveling (Benzinho) about a family just living their daily lives when the eldest son is offered an opportunity to play Handball in Germany. His eminent departure, leaving his family behind to start a

One Way Journey – Pilgrimage (DVD Review)

Posted by - July 5, 2017
The poster claims that this story is ‘A Journey Paved in Blood’ and in a way, it is. It is 13th Century, the crusades rage in distant lands but the fight has arrived in the shores of Ireland where the story is set. A small group of Catholic monks live a peaceful life on the