Vaclav Marhoul’s new film is a raw and visceral horror – a film that shows humanity at its absolute worst in an unnamed area of Eastern Europe during World War II. Ben Woodard reviews at Glasgow Film Festival 2020.
Nata Moreno’s ARA MALIKIAN: A LIFE AMONG STRINGS is an intimate documentary focused on the Armenian/ Lebanese violinist, indebted to his ancestral history. Following Malikian’s childhood in war-torn Lebanon, his emigration to Germany and his later move to Spain, Moreno intimately traces Malikian’s lineage and influences to the man he is today. From the outset, … Continue reading Ara Malikian: A Life Among Strings
PAPER BOATS is primarily a story about the loss of the American Dream. Given the current political culture of America it seems all too important a story to simply let slip by. Ben Woodard reviews.
THE LAST MALE ON EARTH is a short, sweet but wholly important documentary. Ben Woodard reviews from Open City Doc Fest.
Many effective horror films unsettle their characters by forming a narrative of doubt. It is this exact sense of dubiousness that I TRAPPED THE DEVIL, Josh Lobo’s feature directorial debut, uses to great effect. Ben Woodard reviews at FrightFest 2019.
On August 12th it will have been nineteen years since the Kursk submarine disaster, a naval accident that claimed the lives of all 118 people aboard the Russian submarine Kursk. Thomas Vinterberg’s newest film KURSK: THE LAST MISSION tries to tell the story of those aboard the vessel as well as the stories of their … Continue reading Kursk: The Last Mission
Jim Cummings bitingly funny and profoundly sad debut, THUNDER ROAD, has finally come to UK cinemas after its premiere at the 2018 SXSW festival. Ben Woodard reviews.
VIF-ARGENT is about the connection of two lost souls, and despite the inevitability that they will be together, their acceptance of each other in a relationship is built on a past love.
A note-perfect cinematic experience for lovers of body horror, or even those that want to try a completely original piece of cinema. Ben Woodard reviews DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS at Cannes 2019.
When the screen fades to black you won’t know whether to laugh, cry, or both, writes Ben Woodard.