Slow – Film Review | Sundance 2023

Marija Kavtaradze’s second feature film, tells the story of two people falling in love in their own way. When dancer Elena (Greta Grinevičiūtė) meets sign language interpreter Dovydas (Kęstutis Cicėnas), these two very different individuals instantly connect in an unspoken manner. The invisible sparks tighten the air between them, inevitably pulling these two opposites towards …

M3GAN – Film Review

Blumhouse and James Wan team up again to introduce a killer robot, ready to defend the human she’s paired to. After a toy company’s biggest success (some knock off Furby you can control with a tablet) gets remade by rival companies, Gemma, a robotics engineer, introduces a project that’ll change the industry. At first, the …

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Film Review

Ten years after the tragic passing of vocal legend Whitney Houston, Sony Pictures and the writer behind the Academy Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, fittingly release a biopic covering the highs and lows of the most celebrated Black artist in music history. Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) directs a by the numbers biopic that surprisingly isn’t afraid to …

Zillion – Movie Review

The story of Frank Verstraeten’s dream started 25 years ago. It’s 1997, and though he’s a computer wiz all day every day, he starts to get fascinated with the nightlife. After he gets refused entrance at one of Belgium’s hottest clubs, he sets himself a goal: create his very own one-of-a-kind club that’ll destroy all …

Everything in Between – Film Review

Depressed 18-year-old student Jay (Jordan Dulieu) has had enough of life. When the attempt at taking his own life gets stopped abruptly by a bystander, his socialite parents become suspicious of his every move, completely out of touch with their son’s inner thought process. Inveterate 28-year-old world traveller Liz (Freyja Benjamin) cannot get enough of it. Liz lands …

Black Adam – Film Review

The DC cinematic universe has been struggling, quality wise, for quite some time now. When new CEO for Warner Bros. Discovery recently made headlines for scrapping the entirely filmed Batgirl, he also announced he was going to focus on quality before quantity when it comes to DC. Then explain to me what Black Adam was, …

Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Film Review | La Biennale di Venezia 2022

Based on an important event in director Antonio Lukich’s life, Luxembourg, Luxembourg tells the story of twin brothers Kolya & Vasya setting out on a journey to see their long-absent father, who’s found sick in Luxembourg, one last time. Everyone has a different bond with their parents, but when a parent leaves early on in …

Spre Nord (To The North) – Film Review | La Biennale di Venezia 2022

Romanian director Mihai Mincan debuts his first feature fiction film at Venice Film Festival this year. An ambitious story based on true events that happened almost twenty years ago, but still feel just as relevant today. The film opens with two men in wild waters, grasping onto floating barrels. They look petrified, and most likely …

Ti mangio il cuore (Burning Hearts) – Film Review | La Biennale di Venezia 2022

An old feud between two rival families is rekindled by a forbidden love: the one between Andrea (Francesco Patanè), reluctant heir of the Malatesta, and Marilena (Elodie), beautiful wife of the boss of the Camporeale clan. A fatal passion that sets the two clans at war again. But Marilena, banished by the Camporeale and prisoner …

Blanquita – Film Review | La Biennale di Venezia 2022

Blanca, an 18-year-old foster home resident, is the key witness in a scandal involving kids, politicians and rich men taking part in sex parties. Yet, the more questions are asked, the less clear it becomes what Blanca’s role in the scandal exactly is. Blanquita is based on a year- long investigation of the ‘Spiniak Case’, …