Among its moments of raw vulnerability, and focus on Swift’s personal growth narrative, the biggest takeaway of MISS AMERICANA is its passionate encouragement of young people: to use their voices. Courtney Ibbotson on the Sundance selection.
MURMUR illuminates a profound human connection to the realities of alcoholism, but more so to the obstacles that obstruct our desire to change. Steph Brown reviews.
With a delicate and naturalistic performance at the centre from Andrea Riseborough, Zeina Durra’s LUXOR succeeds at painting a portrait of one of life’s pauses for thought; one of the strange stasis and emotions that develop when contemplating one’s life in a once-familiar place. Jim Ross reviews the Sundance selection.
HIGHER LOVE is a hauntingly heartbreaking film and reveals that Nani is just a drop in a very large ocean of people left behind in a system and a world that sees everything in black and white. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews.
There are strong ecclesiastical tones to Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s film which give it a melancholic beauty through which to ponder the intersections of identity, being alive, and community. Jim Ross reviews.
There is something morbidly fascinating about the mundanity of following a year in the ‘life’ of a dying mall in Alabama. Corey Hughes reviews JASPER MALL, premiering at Slamdance 2020.
Gentrification is not some abstract concept in RESIDUE, but a murderer of individuals, communities, and history itself. Key events are being forgotten, while long-term residents are increasingly being erased, their voices mumbled and their faces obscured. James Ashworth reviews.
By the time the CUTIES concludes, it feels as though Amy may not be the only one who has begun to find balance and feel elevated as a result – director Maïmouna Doucouré maybe has also. Jim Ross reviews the Sundance premiere.
MUSE: Luca (Geza Rohrig) is considered to be one of the greatest artists of his generation. At the peak of his career, he is lauded, feted and collected by all. However, the side effects of his newfound fortune and fame have left him agoraphobic, crippled by depression and battling with his demons on a daily … Continue reading Muse Interview: Candida Brady and Titus Oglivy
The title of THE TWO POPES alone sounds makes it sound like a religious film that will pack a punch of witty jokes. What the film circulates and builds upon is the cult of personality that surrounds the role of Pope and the papacy as a whole. Elle Haywood reviews.