Remarkable, But Flawed – Sound Of Metal (Film Review)

Posted by - April 11, 2021
Darius Marder’s Sound Of Metal first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival all the way back in 2019, which in these times feels like a small lifetime ago. Throughout the 2021 awards season, it has become a black horse of sorts, rather surprisingly but fully deservedly receiving nominations left, right and centre, especially for stars

“Please Don’t Erase Me” – True Mothers (Toronto International Film Festival Review)

Posted by - September 29, 2020
A known prodigy of serene and sensual filmmaking, Naomi Kawase should in all honesty be considered as a modern master. It’s a shame that she hasn’t received the amount of admiration and general applause from western audiences, in comparison with her male counterparts Hirokazu Kore-eda and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kawase’s eclectic filmography is a visceral undertaking,

A Very Bloody Weekend – Revenge (Film Review)

Posted by - May 10, 2018
**** Stars Usually a dish best served cold, but in this case, it is the blistering desert heat where the action takes place. Revenge could easily have slotted into the hideously named ‘rape revenge’ sub-genre but this bloody tale of revenge is more gory thriller and than a B-Movie after thought. Screened as a part