Elegance Bratton’s PIER KIDS gives forgotten LGBTQ+ people a voice that shatters the illusion of progression and simultaneously demands society looks closer at disadvantaged LGBTQ+ youth. Steph Brown reviews.
Regina King’s subtle touch allows a single evening to reflect on the perception and symbolism of the achievements of four US icons and their relevance to today. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Christos Nikou’s APPLES takes a setting adrift from the contemporary world to reflect on modern identity and memory. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Chloe Zhao’s NOMADLAND is a beautiful and melancholic story embodied with heart and strength by Frances McDormand. Zhao’s film scatters the shattered remains of the American Dream amongst the breathtaking vistas of the ‘land of the free’; a romantic sonnet dedicated to a broken place. Jim Ross reviews.
There is so much more that could be said in greater detail about what Isabel Sandoval has achieved with LINGUA FRANCA. Cathy Brennan reviews.
Based on the debut novel of the same name by Canadian writer Iain Reid, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS is eccentric and unsettling. Charlie Kaufman delves deep into themes those familiar with his work will have grown accustomed to, including identity crisis, and the meaning of life. The fluidity of time is a highlight and … Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Technical craft isn’t everything and, taken as a whole package, SUMMERLAND winds up feeling more like Fyre Festival than Coachella. Ben Johnston reviews.
Ladj Ly’s film has a simmering tone that will later come to a rolling boil as the film reaches its crescendo, and an underlying attitude of ‘plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose’. Jim Ross reviews.
With something to say about our relationship with our abilities, there’s more to PERFUMES than meets the, well, nose. Scott Wilson reviews.
MISBEHAVIOUR is perhaps not the most overtly feminist film ever made, but it tells the true story of the Miss World protest admirably. Anna Richards reviews.