Always understated, BORN POSITIVE is a carefully sensitive portrayal of the resilience of these young people and their discovery of a sense of self in the face of adversity.
“A powerful vision of solace and mourning in its most lonely form…” Patrick Fowler reviews COWBOY UND INDIANER, screening at the Watersprite festival this weekend.
“A nastily intimate encounter with a poisoned mind…” Patrick Capaloff Fowler reviews RUST, a powerful short screening this weekend at Watersprite Film Festival.
Spike Lee’s remake of OLDBOY is a noble yet pointless and perfunctory attempt to retell the story for the subtitle-phobic, writes Patrick Fowler.
LOS LOBOS DE ARGA plays a loud, boisterous and broad game, never afraid to resort to bold slapstick and sloppy gore. Patrick Fowler reports back from the ¡Viva! Film Festival.
Based on the childhood of its director, INFANCIA CLANDESTINA is masterful, intimate and bold, writes Patrick Fowler.
Director Alfonso Sanchez uses the financial crisis to frame his new comedy, EL MUNDO ES NUESTRO, wherein two Sevillians decide to dress as holy penitents and rob a bank.
Political ideology and family commitments are pushed into knife edge territory at the turn of the Spanish Civil War, as bourgeois holidaymakers try to remain neutral to the conflict.
Sadly, by not being what those her age would typically call “pretty”, Lola Star’s had to make friends with rejection. Thankfully, she has developed a unique coping mechanism.
In NOTES ON A SCANDAL, a wealthy bohemian art teacher starts an ill-advised affair with a student. All of that might’ve been okay if it weren’t for Barbara, played flawlessly by Judi Dench: Patrick Fowler’s nominated madwoman.