Edinburgh Short Film Festival’s program for November 4th proves adept at nixing assumptions and blending a varied set of tones and genres. Jim Ross previews.
It is a testament to the acting work and musical score that WHERE I’VE NEVER LIVED sweeps you along with it. Jim Ross reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
The entertaining SCIENCE FAIR does much to illuminate a wider message that should be heeded, writes Jim Ross
A touching and heartbreaking portrait of young love, cinematically earns the right to be watched. Jim Ross reviews ahead of Africa in Motion opening night.
MUG is an interesting and darkly comic look at what constitutes a personal identity. Jim Ross reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
HANDIA is a technically accomplished and engrossing tale of two brothers in the 19th-century Basque country. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival.
AMERICAN ANIMALS is a docudrama mix that is a neat, tight deconstruction of the heist film and grips rather than grates. Jim Ross reviews.
Although the meandering approach robs BARONESA of momentum, the outlook and perspective is a fresh one worth engaging with. Jim Ross reviews the opening film of Open City Documentary Festival.
Dieudo Hamadi’s examination of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s struggles with political corruption is bleak but visually and narratively gripping. Jim Ross reviews at Open City Doc Fest.
Ably supported by his principal cast, former Jehovah’s Witness Daniel Kokotajlo crafts a tragic and engrossing narrative in APOSTASY. Jim Ross reviews.