October 21, 2019

The representation of minorities in mainstream media, or rather lack thereof, has been an issue for years. It’s only in the past decade and a half where things have really began changing, with the birth of shows like Glee, and movies like Brokeback Mountain. This past...

October 17, 2019

Babyteeth is a coming-of-age film that is eternally young. It never quite reaches the threshold of adulthood, of responsibility, of connections beyond the immediate. 

 Image: Courtesy of Venice International Film Festival

Based on the play by Rita Kalnejais, Ba...

June 5, 2019

The world needed this film. From the first few magnetic minutes, Sasha Polak’s Dirty God grabs hold of you, long after the credits have finished. Do not expect a sentimental pull on your heartstrings, because actress Vicky Knight brings her explosive A-Game to the scre...

May 21, 2019

Here, we have a film that brings new life to the timeless work of American photographer, Harold Feinstein.

Coney Island Teenagers(1949) by Harold Feinstein

Feinstein was a massively underrated master of his craft. One look at his photography (and, in my opinion, especial...

March 19, 2019

What I thought was going to be another fast-paced, instant gratification, forgetful biopic turned out to be a wonderfully crafted look into the inner workings of a lonely, scared writer, and her charmingly tragic friend. Can You Ever Forgive Me? not only explores the s...

March 3, 2019

With 2019 marking the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement, the first public act of resistance against Japanese Imperialism in Korea, it is only fit to review Tuition, filmed during the colonial period.

Image: Windowsonworlds.com

It was only recently that this fil...

January 28, 2019

Addiction is a topic constantly put under the microscope in contemporary cinema. Despite constantly being approached from different perspectives, often we are given a portrayal of addiction, rarely of people who suffer from addiction.

In "Requiem For a Dream" (2001) we...

November 30, 2018

‘Let’s make a pact, become something real’. With a whole religious, social, political and moral order positioned against homosexuality, Kena and Ziki will be in a rather difficult position to keep their promise. Set in Kenya’s contemporary Nairobi, Rafiki (meaning “fri...

October 23, 2018

A paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Mallorca has been hosting its very own international film festival for seven years now. This year’s programme and main awardees – Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Paredes and Melissa Leo – seem to promise that the 2018 edition wi...

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