Paying homage to a great array of old titles, Tsukamoto builds his own playground where he can showcase his deconstruction of the samurai culture. Serena Scateni reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS ticks all the boxes. Serena Scateni reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
Overall, TELL IT TO THE BESS is a good effort, a much needed step along this freshly paved road towards a comprehensive female representation.
Nadine Labaki presents a gripping film of remarkable social realism that can’t help but give in to its thirst for people’s tears. Serena Scateni reviews.
Starr Wu’s bold move to adapt one of the most important texts of Chinese literature into a contemporary story reflecting the Grindr generation falls short of its own ambition. Serena Scateni reviews at SQIFF18.
DISOBEDIENCE would have been a much more captivating tale of forbidden love if only it had freed itself of its own limitations. Serena Scateni reviews.
Mika Imai takes on a new project portraying the tender relationship between two young women. Serena Scateni reviews at SQIFF 2018.
THE POET AND BOY is an aching story of missed opportunities. Serena Scateni reviews the London Korean Film Festival tour screening in Edinburgh’s Filmhouse.
After a solid and convincing main body, ETHER might have benefited from a little more subtlety at its conclusion. Serena Scateni reviews at Rome Film Festival.
Although Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED may succeed in its obvious intents, it sadly lacks the necessary power to shine. Serena Scateni reviews from Rome Film Festival.