HARPOON: a brilliant blend of horror and humour, and a strong argument against the commercial sale of spearguns to people with anger issues.
J.T. Leroy is a fun enough ride through the trials and tribulations of fabricating a famous person, but one that all too quickly glides past some of its more interesting themes, missing the opportunity to bring true depth to the story. Bern Johnston reviews.
THE DARK RED shows a great deal of promise early on, with all the markings of a successful entry into a popular genre, but given the dip in quality after the halfway mark, it’s unlikely that any secret cult will be scheming to get their hands on this film anytime soon. Ben Johnston reviews from FrightFest 2019.
The end result is a satisfactorily fun and exciting film, but for full marks, EXTRACURRICULAR really needed to show its working. Ben Johnston reviews at FrightFest 2019.
ARMSTRONG is an illuminating experience, but one that spends a little too much time basking in its own glow, and not enough exploring the dark side of the moon. Ben Johnston reviews.
I AM NOT A WITCH is an atmospheric and satirical slow-burn, Rungano Nyoni’s feature debut weaving in a sense of the surreal alongside. Ben Johnston reviews.
RESCUE UNDER FIRE is a tense, energetic tale of courage and fortitude, writes Ben Johnston.
A TASTE OF INK is a tense, emotionally honest family drama, writes Ben Johnston.
An allegorical look at the uncompromising Russian prison system, A GENTLE CREATURE starts strong but loses its potency midway, falling into a weak finale.
A story about terrorism in a time that seems ravaged by it, IN THE FADE excels in its heartfelt portrayal of grief in the wake of an attack.