The Russo Brothers Unleashed – Cherry (Film Review)

Posted by - March 13, 2021
Tom Holland stars in the Russo Brothers' first directorial outing since Avengers: Endgame. The protagonist known only as Cherry in the credits guides us through ten years of his life as he goes from university student to soldier to bank robber. Along the way, we meet the love of his life, some quirky life long

“We Don’t Have Any Souls” – Mayday (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 9, 2021
Around 150 years ago, a British bloke by the name of Lewis Carrol published his children’s novel masterpiece Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The book, well-known by many as a delightful oeuvre of overactive imagination and whimsy, has touched the minds and souls of readers and artists across the globe. The book has been adapted into

One Thousand and One Words – Persian Lessons (Film Review)

Posted by - January 19, 2021
Films about the Holocaust are rarely, if ever, truly bad. Some of them are just OK but many are great feats of cinema. Though when you've watched a lot of them, they can all roll into one. This film, however, manages to create a different and original story in a very over covered part of

“A Slice of Life in Mother Russia” – Dear Comrades! Film Review

Posted by - January 8, 2021
The idea of a director with the same style as Ken Loach but from Russia is not often mentioned. However, after watching Dear Comrades!, you'll realise it's the combination you've been waiting for. Dear Comrades! is a Russian film set in the Soviet Union in 1962. After the government increases food prices, workers in an

“The Slightly Boring Side Of War” – Recon (Film Review)

Posted by - January 7, 2021
War films are always exciting to see. They don't come as often as they used to. There's plenty of cinematic stories in history still waiting to be told. This isn't one of those stories. Recon is set during the Second World War in Italy. A group of four American soldiers is sent on a reconnaissance

“Welcome Back To Vietnam” — Da 5 Bloods (Film Review)

Posted by - June 13, 2020
The first time I wanted to stand up and applaud during Da 5 Bloods happened around two and a half minutes into the movie. After a passionate, powerful and visceral montage setting the political stage around the Vietnam War and particularly the treatment of Black American soldiers, the frame elegantly expands from boxy 4:3 ratio

Moan and Drone – Drone (DVD Review)

Posted by - July 18, 2017
Secrets. Everyone has them, whether it be big or small, a little white lie or something which can be pretty incriminating, we all have something we wouldn't dream of telling anyone one. In a nut shell this is the premise of Jason Bourque's film Drone. The Wistin family, Neil (Sean Bean), his wife Ellen (Mary