Virgin Mountain – BFI LFF 2015 Review

September 23, 2015

There’s been a six year gap between Virgin Mountain and director writer Dagur Kári’s last film, The Good Heart, a film that was all well meaning but missed the mark. Back on his home turf […]

Cronies – BFI LFF 2015 Review

September 23, 2015

Cronies Present day St. Louis is the setting for Cronies, a debut feature, written directed and produced by the Spike Lee endorsed Michael. J. Larnell. Shot in black and white, appearing immediately lo-fi, taking place […]

EIFF 2015 – Black Mountain Poets

June 26, 2015

Dir: Jamie Adams Black Mountain Poets is the latest film from Welsh director and screenwriter Jamie Adams, who brought us Benny & Jolene and A Wonderful Christmas Time. It’s a charmingly ramshackle comedy, starring Alice […]

EIFF 2015 – Dope

June 25, 2015

Dir: Rick Famuyiwa You’d be forgiven for thinking Dope is a period piece. It opens with shots of Malcolm’s (Shameik Moore) room, filled with videotapes, a vintage Super Nintendo, Public Enemy posters. Dope also feels like […]

EIFF 2015 – The Violators

June 25, 2015

Dir: Helen Walsh There isn’t a lot of sunshine in grim Brit-flick The Violators. Fifteen year old Shelly lives in a run-down estate with her perpetually wasted older brother Andy, and their younger sibling Jerome. […]

EIFF 2015 – Hector

June 25, 2015

Dir: Jake Gavin It may be surprising that a film about homelessness might be just as uplifting than it is depressing. There will be ample reason to come out of this film feeling grim about […]

EIFF 2015 – Misery Loves Comedy

June 23, 2015

Dir: Kevin Pollack Finally, a movie where comedians get to talk about themselves. Kevin Pollack’s documentary exploring the psyche of stand-up comedians is titled Misery Loves Comedy. From this you’d expect the film to delve deep […]

EIFF 2015 – Welcome to Me

June 21, 2015

Dir: Shira Piven Welcome to Me is a strange one. It’s produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s company Gary Sanchez, and stars Kristen Wiig, but it’s far from a broad comedy. The film revolves […]

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