Niamh Algar appears in Censor by Prano Bailey-Bond, an official selection of the Midnight section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

For Mature Audiences Only – Censor (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - January 29, 2021
In a time before reddit existed, the spiritual equivalent of forums such as r/gore was consumed by a physical form known as the video nasty. As purely guilty pleasure entertainment, conservative media and censorship boards in Britain hunted these outlawed tapes at the time. It was a war on the media, declaring these films as

Be still, and know that I am God – Saint Maud (Film Review)

Posted by - October 2, 2020
Whenever a film, or piece of media, explores concepts of faith oftentimes the bi-product of discussing these themes results in some unnecessarily preachy subtext. Even the work of Martin Scorsese and his Paul Schrader penned The Last Temptation of Christ can’t help but feel needlessly elongated; where the film’s key strong spots lie deep in

Hotel of Lingering Dreams – Sleep (Fantasia 2020 Film Review)

Posted by - September 8, 2020
Sleeper hits are always a joy to come by, but even more so when the film is particularly bold, proactive, and revelatory. Especially at festivals, it’s always a pleasure to come by one of these little gems, and examine them like a diamond in the rough. But then there’s the other kind of sleeper hits,

Creepy lead obsesses over creepy house – Day 13 (Film Review)

Posted by - July 23, 2020
The haunted house is a tried and tested trope that is used as a vehicle within the horror/thriller genre. Whether it is the creepiness of the house itself or the occupants, we all know as a viewer that the intrigue of these homes are just too much for our protagonists to avoid, and so ensues