Dating & New York – Film Review

DATING & NEW YORK Still 2 Once upon a time in New York City….they swiped right. After directing a bunch of short films and working on some tv-series, it’s time for Jonah Feingold’s feature film debut, Dating & New York. A clever mix of classic & modern romcom tropes that explores both cheesy & everyday …

Coming Home in the Dark – Film Review

When a peaceful picnic in rural New Zealand gets interrupted by two mysterious men, schoolteacher Hoagie (Erik Thomson – Storm Boy) and his family are irreversibly ripped apart and taken on a hellish joyride into the depths of the night. James Ashcroft’s ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ kicks things off shockingly effective. A parent’s worst …

Erasing Frank – Film Review | Venice 2021

Gabor Fabricius’ debut feature follows punk rock singer Robert Frank (Benjamin Fuchs), who after getting arrested by the police for singing words that are too political, gets sent to the open ward of a psychiatric clinic. Angry at the state, he’ll stop at nothing to express his feelings, but freedom of speech doesn’t go without …

Fin – Film Review | Discovery+

Eli Roth in ‘Fin’. Photo credit: Joe Romeiro. Photo courtesy: discovery+ TRIGGER WARNING FOR THIS REVIEW AND THE DOCUMENTARY ‘FIN’: ABUSE & SLAUGHTER OF LIVE SHARKS IS DESCRIBED AND SHOWN IN FULL. The name Eli Roth rings a bell with many horror fanatics, but the director of Hostel, Cabin Fever and many other gory flicks, …

Son – Film Review | Shudder

Escaping a cult as a teenager, Laura (Andi Matichak – Halloween franchise) now lives happily with her son David (Luke David Blumm – The King of Staten Island) in a small town. When she sees a mysterious group of people in David’s room one night, they ask police and neighbours to keep an eye out. …

Babi Yar. Context – Film Review | Cannes 2021

Sergey Loznitsa’s prodigious documentary meticulously reconstructs the months before and years after the Babi Yar massacre. The archival footage is incredibly restored but harrowing to witness. The extent of the horrific actions during WWII, orchestrated by Hitler and Nazi Germany, still baffle me to this day. I had never heard of their actions in Kiev …

Review – Little Joe

Dangerous plants aren’t a new phenomenon in film. Little Shop of Horrors, The Ruins, The Happening, … all star flora with a thirst for blood. But where the aforementioned plants actually want to kill, Little Joe is just trying to manipulate and survive. Austrian director Jessica Hausner’s film tells the story of Alice (Emily Beecham …

Review – Steelers

Eammon Ashton-Atkinson’s documentary about Kings Cross Steelers – the world’s first gay rugby club is a down to earth exploration on sexuality and the misconceptions of masculinity in sports. In Steelers, Australian journalist and amateur rugby player Ashton-Atkinson follows the team as they’re competing for the Bingham Cup in Amsterdam. Three individuals share very different …

Review – The Tomorrow War

I’m not gonna lie, I was ready to hate on this like there was no tomorrow. Chris Pratt has been “problematic” lately, so why would I waste my time watching him fight aliens for over two hours. Dan Forester (Pratt), a happily married veteran, is ready to celebrate Christmas with the entire neighbourhood when the …

Review – First Date

What’s more frustrating than watching a film that has all the elements to be great, but doesn’t know how to keep it all together and thus kinda goes nowhere. First Date has that problem. When a young guy (Tyson Brown in his feature film debut) finally takes the big step to ask out the girl …