April McIntyre reviews Panos Cosmatos’ heavy-metal, plaid-wearing, LSD-fuelled revenge thriller MANDY.
HAPPY AS LAZZARO is a conversation starter which balances nuance and neo-realism with its thoughtful, comedic and magical lead.
“He was more than just a linguist, he was the Indiana Jones of his time…” April McIntyre interviews the makers of EASTERN MEMORIES.
A sea shanty of a family drama in director, Gilles Coulier’s story about three brothers fighting not only to keep their failing fishing business alive but to mend their own familial relationships. Rain crazed windows, the thrum of engines and the creaking of the ship’s boughs set the scene and much of the soundtrack to … Continue reading Cargo
ROSEMARY’S BABY meets REAR WINDOW and THE CONJURING: ISABELLE tells the story of young couple Larissa (Amanda Crew) and Matt (Adam Brody) who are about to embark on the journey of parenthood, and if that wasn’t enough, they’ve just moved into a new house. Complete with suspicious neighbour and her strange daughter which is a … Continue reading Isabelle
In this thought-provoking documentary, journals of the Finnish Linguist, G. J Ramstedt, are narrated following his travels to Mongolia, Japan and China starting in 1898 as a 25-year-old linguistics researcher. Ramstedt firstly journeys to Mongolia to study the languages, including their relation to the Finnish language. He’s accompanied by his family as he embarks on … Continue reading Eastern Memories
Deana McGuffin is a third generation boot maker living in New Mexico. Her boots are more art than footwear. The short documentary film BOOTWMN explains how Deana was approached by a San Franciscan artist with a commission to make a gay-themed cowboy boot, representing “the gay state.” We then join a team of cross generational … Continue reading BootWmn
The charismatic Harry Dean Stanton recites the meaning of realism from his dictionary, held up by a lectern in his living room. Lucky is a man of a certain age, physically anyway, with a routine of morning calisthenics and crosswords. Scamp-ish and young at heart, Lucky must now come to terms with his own mortality. … Continue reading Lucky
With THREE BILLBOARDS, McDonagh has reached again for the high bar he’s set himself, writes April McIntyre.
What is it to be happy? Where do we find joy? This is the question on the lips of director of the aptly named vlogumentary, JOY, by Rafael.V.