JUSTINE strives to tackle serious issues and does raise a few interesting questions, but the film falls short due to its on-the-nose script. Murray Ferguson reviews.
MS SLAVIC 7 is a witty hybrid film, better when it follows what its character does rather than what she says. Marc Nelson reviews.
While its broader appeal may be limited, THE TRIAL uncovers a side of history that the people of the West are unlikely to have seen before. James Ashworth reviews.
THE LAST MALE ON EARTH is a short, sweet but wholly important documentary. Ben Woodard reviews from Open City Doc Fest.
Although the political undertones of Věra Chytilová’s film are perhaps lost on certain audiences, the film can still be enjoyed by a modern audience. Francesca Woulfe reviews at Weird Weekend.
HARPOON: a brilliant blend of horror and humour, and a strong argument against the commercial sale of spearguns to people with anger issues.
Directed by the anti-conformist and transgressive Ulrike Ottinger in the West Germany of 1981, FREAK ORLANDO – screening at Weird Weekend by Matchbox Cineclub – is a cult of freak cinema. Marta Pistone reviews.
FrightFest never fails to illuminate the creative genius of the horror genre, and it also provides a glowing platform for new filmmakers. Jack McHenry may only have one feature to his name, but the aesthetic brilliance within his debut film HERE COMES HELL pays captivating tributes to the vintage eras of Hammer House, Tourneur’s Noir, … Continue reading Here Comes Hell
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.