• Review – ‘Host’

    August 5, 2020 by

    Shudder’s newest original ‘Host‘ takes this pandemic to new horrifying heights when a group of friends summon an unknown evil to join their call after a seance doesn’t go exactly as planned. Blame it on the glitchy internet connection, what serves as another lesson in leaving the dead alone, turns into an hour to die… Read more

  • Retro Review – ‘Basic Instinct’

    August 1, 2020 by

    Paul Verhoeven‘s erotic thriller got panned by critics back in 1992. Over the decades however, the cult classic has been praised as a genre changer by fans and compared to Hitchcock’s work, as if it’s a contemporary version of Vertigo. Can it stand the test of time or has ‘Basic Instinct‘ aged like milk?! From… Read more

  • Review – ‘Deerskin’

    July 31, 2020 by

    Quentin Dupieux‘s ‘Deerskin‘ takes the phrase “the clothes make the man” a bit too literal when a middle-aged, recently divorced man finds himself at the brink of his very own midlife-crisis. Paying an extravagant amount of money for a vintage fringed deerskin jacket, Georges (Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin – The Artist) discovers a newfound… Read more

  • Review – ‘Blood Vessel’

    July 30, 2020 by

    ‘Blood Vessel‘ – what a terrific title! Not a first in its kind when it comes to ghost ships nor Nazi-horror, it tries to combine the two for a rather original but unsatisfying take on this horror sub-genre. Near the end of World War II, the survivors of a torpedoed hospital ship cling to life… Read more

  • Short Film Review – ‘COVID ÉIRE’

    July 28, 2020 by

    16 year old student Michael Keane won this year’s Audience Choice Award for his short crime drama film based on the Columbine school shootings ‘Final Shot‘ at “Ireland’s Young Filmmaker Of The Year” awards for the annual 24th Fresh Film Festival. Inspired by the current COVID-19 pandemic, he decided to create a captivating story, that… Read more

  • Review – ‘Babyteeth’

    July 25, 2020 by

    The film literally opens with the image of a babytooth slowly sinking to the bottom of a glass full of water. A shot that comes back in the final ten minutes of the film, translating to the protagonist’s loss of innocence and so much more. Babyteeth tackles a range of weighty subjects, and how this… Read more

  • Review – ’23 Walks’

    July 23, 2020 by

    People who take their dog on the same walk or even go to the same park every day, can in some way relate to what goes on in 23 Walks. You see the friendly faces you see almost every day and your dogs get used to playing with each other. You talk about the little… Read more

  • NZIFF Review – ‘Rūrangi’

    July 21, 2020 by

    New Zealand’s powerful new web-series offers genuine representation of Aotearoa’s transgender community in both performative and production roles. With a five-episode story arc, the debut season of Rūrangi explores issues that directly affect the trans community, including important conversations about mental health, familial tensions, and the impact we have on the environment. Burnt out trans… Read more

  • Review – ‘House of Cardin’

    July 18, 2020 by

    Directors Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole (Mansfield 66/67) go back in time and take a closer in depth look at visionary fashion and design icon Pierre Cardin‘s work and personal life in ‘House of Cardin‘. Millions know the iconic logo, but few know the man behind the larger than life label. In this exhilarating… Read more

  • Review – ‘The Vigil’

    July 18, 2020 by

    Set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighborhood. Having lost his faith, Yakov (Dave Davis – Greyhound) isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled. But when Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig – Menashe), a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov after a support group… Read more

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