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.
Chris Dobson reviews THE SHOCK OF THE FUTURE: a gentle and pleasant paean to a genre of music that continues to thrive to this day.
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.
SCARED OF REVOLUTION, an intimate portrait of The Last Poets’ Umar Bin Hassan’s life, does not shy away from exploring the inner self. Francesca Woulfe reviews.
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.
J.T. Leroy is a fun enough ride through the trials and tribulations of fabricating a famous person, but one that all too quickly glides past some of its more interesting themes, missing the opportunity to bring true depth to the story. Bern Johnston reviews.