THE YEAR OF THE DISCOVERY takes some dedication from the viewer due to its length, which perhaps would be better experienced in a theatre for full effect, but its runtime ultimately feels necessary to give space to the almost endless articulations of how the micro of individual life relates to the macro of world-political-economy. We are here now after the discovery, but it doesn’t mean we understand what we’ve found.
A film perfect for the festival circuit, and a wonderful dose of escapism at a time when it’s most needed, this slow rolling, deliberate and thought-provoking journey into the belly of the Hebrides almost mirrors the isolation of the world in 2020.
The bond between a mother and her missing son is pushed to extremes as she descends into the treacherous underbelly of a city spiralling out of control.
Vicious yet tender, The Prince explores the forced connections and surprising intimacy among prisoners in quite literally a cutthroat world.
AFRICAN APOCALYPSE is not an examination of grainy photographs and dusty historical sources but one of an enduring legacy of oppression and white supremacy. Jim Ross reviews.
With inconsistent characterisation and the film’s lack of romantic chemistry, even the glimmers of legitimate social commentary cannot stop AMMONITE from succumbing to blandness and adding very little to an already overcrowded genre. Megan Christopher reviews.
Shirley Jackson’s fiction permits us to try a taste of madness. Her stories, published from the late 40s until her death in 1965, are fixated on the Gothic and the macabre. Her writing is frequently concerned with not only what is taboo or strange, but also the prying eyes of curious bystanders who can never … Continue reading Shirley and the Taste of Madness
Posy Dixon’s portrait is one of a kind soul, blessed with a talent that seems both refined and spiritual. It’s an honour to spend time with him. Scott Wilson reviews.
From the beautiful animation to the unpredictable narrative and emotional scenes shared with the characters, WOLFWALKERS is a fresh take on a familiar story.
STRIDING INTO THE WIND is a film about revelation; the discovery of new places and people, and additionally deciding to take personal agency over what feels right in your life.