Review – Beast Beast

Is it self defense if they’re running away? In a quiet Georgia town, three teenagers are about to grow up really fast. Nito (Jose Angeles) is the new kid in town from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s pretty much left to raise himself as his father is basically not too thrilled he’s around. …

Review – Here Are The Young Men

Who’s in the coffin? Picture it, Ireland 2003, three young lads, Matthew, Kearny and Rez (Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole & Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) are ready to go out into the world and make it their own. They muse about their futures while drinking vodka and popping oxy by the water with their friend Jen (Anya Taylor-Joy). …

FFFA 2021 Review – PVT CHAT

“Pleasure and self destruction…The perfect poison.” – Patick Marber Jack (Peter Vack) is an addict. Online blackjack and camgirls are his weakness. He is about to be evicted and his only source of income is also the source of his addiction. Rather than to go out into the world, Jack would rather sit at his …

Review – Forget Everything and Run (F.E.A.R)

Get to the wall! After a chemical is released into the water supply of a small mountain town which turns the inhabitants into flesh eating monsters, one family struggles to survive the end of the world and attempts to find safety before they succumb to the ravages of other survivors. Lead by patriarch Ethan (Jason …

FFFA 2021 Review – Bloodshot Heart

How do you mend a broken heart? Hans (Richard James Allen) is a middle aged driving instructor who still lives at home with his overbearing, Italian mother. Money is tight and they have to rent out a spare room to a young musician, Matilda (Emily David) who bares a striking resemblance to Sara, an ex …

FFFA 2021 Review – Beasts Clawing at Straws

Money is the root of all evil. Joong-man (Bae Sung-Woo) is stuck at a job he hates in order to care for his aging mother (Oscar-nominee Yuh Jung Youn) one night he discovers a bag filled with money left in a locker and a huge weight is lifted off of his shoulders. Tae-young (Jung Woo-sung) …

Review – Portal

Don’t go into the darkness! One afternoon in Anytown, USA, a strange entity arrives on earth. A group of high school students stuck after school are the first ones to make contact with a metallic, telepathic wall of mystery and it doesn’t end well for anyone. After some time has passed, and science has caught …

SBIFF 2021 – ‘Backyard Village’

Let go of anger. After the mother that abandoned her and her sister some 30 years earlier returns, renowned Icelandic chef, Brynja (Laufey Elíasdóttir) takes a break from her life by checking into a quaint little village of tiny houses to get her head back on straight. It’s in this cozy little town that she …

Review – Moffie

Kai Luke Brummer as “Nicholas” in Oliver Hermanus’ MOFFIE. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release. Not since Top Gun has there been a movie dripping with toxic masculinity and homoeroticism. In 1981 Apartheid is still thriving in South Africa and 16 year old Nicholas (Kai Luke Brümmer) has been drafted into the army …

AF French Film Festival 2021 – ‘Love Affair(s)’ (Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait)

“Love affairs are usually strewn with obstacles and incidents” After a terrible break up, struggling novelist Maxime (Niels Schneider) takes a trip out the country to visit his cousin François (Vincent Macaigne) and his new wife Daphné (Camélia Jordana) and maybe come up with a fresh idea about what to write about. Over the course …