Wild Men – Film Review

When Musa (Zaki Youssef – The Looming Tower) leaves his assumed dead mates after crashing a stolen car, he wanders off into the wild. Seriously injured and with only a large bag of stolen money on him, he bumps into Martin (Rasmus Bjerg – The Way to Mandalay), who’s trying his best to take life …

Blacklight – Film Review

A troubled off-the-books fixer for the FBI, Travis Block (Liam Neeson), tasked with pulling undercover agents out of dangerous situations, finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy when an undercover agent starts questioning the very people he’s working for. Block, must not only track down the agent, but also find out the truth. …

The Abandon – Film Review

U.S. soldier, Miles Willis (Jonathan Rosenthal), is shot and wounded during an intense firefight in Iraq. As he tries to radio for help, a sudden blinding light surrounds him, and he awakens to find himself trapped in a strange, colorless cube with nothing inside but his own combat gear. As time passes, the cube begins …

The Hating Game – Film Review

Lucy Hutton (Lucy Hale – Riverdale) has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She’s charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired Joshua Templeman (Austin Stowell – Catch-22). And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a …

Lingui – Film Review

In the suburbs of N’djamena in Chad lives the single Amina with her 15-year-old daughter, Maria. When Amina finds out her daughter is pregnant and wants to end the pregnancy, both of them are at the start of a turbulent time in their lives in which religion, ethics and motherhood get tested. African cinema seems …

The Novice – Film Review

Queer college freshman, Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman – Orphan), joins her university’s rowing team and undertakes an obsessive physical and psychological journey to make it to the top varsity boat, no matter the cost. Intent on outperforming her teammates, Alex pushes herself to her limits—and beyond, alienating everyone around her in the name of success. …

Encounter – Film Review | Prime Video

Marine, Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal) goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind. Encounter starts as a sci-fi thriller in which the future of humanity is …

Best Sellers – Film Review

The ambitious Lucy Stanbridge (Aubrey Plaza – Happiest Season) has been running the publishing house she inherited from her father. After a series of failing YA-books and the non-stop stream of bad reviews, she’s ready to give up. That’s until she digs up an old contract with the presumed dead author, Harris Shaw (Michael Caine …

Other People – Film Review | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

“People who have experienced violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, internet hate, fat phobia and other forms of bullying or who are struggling with an eating disorder are particularly at risk.” With that title card, Aleksandra Terpinska opens her feature debut, Other People (based on the novel by Dorota Maslowska) – a Polish …

A Place Called Dignity – Film Review | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

Colonia Dignidad was a notorious commune in Southern Chile with a tight relation to Pinochet’s regime methods. When 12-year-old Pablo receives a scholarship to attend school at Colonia Dignidad, which was established by German settlers, it comes as a surprise when he becomes the favourite of Uncle Paul, the leader of the colony. Pablo starts …