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...

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...

January 28, 2019

The Gate Theatre is undeniably charming. It is a small seventy-five seat theatre in Notting Hill - one of the smallest of the West End theatres and it has proven itself to be full of heart in its production of Dear Elizabeth. This was my first visit to G...

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...

November 23, 2018

You can find the original version of this article on the Funzel

Iain Sinclair, one could say, is obsessed with London. The Last London, one of his most recent publications is, if we want to give credit to Guardian writer John Day, and depending on how we count, Sinclair...

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