JUMP, DARLING is a moving feature that resounds the magnetic writing of independent cinema and puts the complexity and beauty of human relationships in the centre of its discourse of LGBTIQ+ life.
Bryan Fogel’s new documentary feature, THE DISSIDENT, dives into the timeline of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination, looking behind the curtain at the political powers at play in Saudi Arabia. Much like Fogel’s Oscar-winning documentary ICARUS, he goes to dangerous levels to expose the political grit under the surface.
While some areas of THE MAURITANIAN are slightly rough around the edges, it is more than certainly a film of merit; as an informed, thought-provoking and emotionally charged piece of cinema.
Jasmila Zbanic’s heart-wrenching feature swirls through moments of reflective anguish and ruminating cynicism, with the perfect formula to remember, condemn and question the forces that lead to the infamous events of the Bosnian genocide.
There will be much debate as to what this film is – if it is a film at all. But what can be deduced from the experience is that utopia is far from our grasp, and our understanding of what utopia is, is far from universal. Steph Brown reviews.
Its humanity and truth crystallise the universality that radiates through MONSOON. Steph Brown reviews.
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.
The Dardenne brothers’ YOUNG AHMED explores the mechanisms and influences that lead to religious radicalisation, through the portrait of a young schoolboy groomed by extremist ideologies. Steph Brown reviews.
Claire Oakley’s debut feature has the power to evoke a longing to relive the cusp of adulthood, even with the growing pains we try to forget. Steph Brown reviews.
Cheryl Dunye turned 54 in May, and in further celebration it’s time to reflect on her status as a pioneer and a revolutionary figure in progressive cinema for the most marginalised, writes Steph Brown.