Many of the themes of the light-hearted and enjoyable SCHEMERS remain relevant to this day, but the setting gives the film an affectionate nostalgia to hang them upon. Jim Ross reviews.
DARK, ALMOST NIGHT is not a bad film but it is a film that crossed the line and hurt itself in the process. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews from Raindance.
EVERYBODY FLIES is an important film with an important message. Even if the film’s own construction lessens the impact, the revelations in the film should be paid attention to and, hopefully, they will be. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews at Raindance 2019.
A spirit of resistance is at the heart of THIRST FOR JUSTICE, and serves as a much needed silver lining around the bleak cloud of angry, toxic rainwater. Ben Johnston reviews at Raindance 2019.
CINEMA SIX is an extremely funny and personal comedy. Although it doesn’t maintain its level all the way, the sharp dialogue is what stands out in this low-key comedy, writes Jim Ross at Raindance.
Filmed in three prisons in South Africa, Wales and Canada, STRINGCAESAR slams up Roman politics with a bunch of cons. A curate’s egg for David Perilli, who attended the Raindance screening.
A thematically scattergun approach and reliance on a misguided manifesto prove the undoing of this intriguing but, at times, unforgivably tedious film, writes Jim Ross at Raindance Film Festival.
For an ideas-ejaculation THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH comes magnificently sheathed, writes David Perilli of Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag’s documentary at the Raindance Film Festival.
Director Deeyah gives the memory of Banaz Mahmod – a British-Kurdish woman who was murdered by her family in 2006 – the time it deserves in this harrowing film, writes David Perilli at Raindance Film Festival.