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 …

Review – Till Death

With the amount of movies depicting unhappy marriages, you’d think people would stop tying the knot. Right? In Till Death we witness a very unhappy marriage, in which lady of the house Emma (Megan Fox – Rogue) leaves her side-piece to go “celebrate” the wedding anniversary with her uptight lawyer husband (Eoin Macken – Here …

Review – Werewolves Within

Movies based on video games don’t have a good reputation. But maybe, Hollywood has been focusing on the wrong kind of games. Or the wrong type of filmmakers. Werewolves Within has some serious bite and weirdly works as it’s based on Ubisoft’s virtual reality game. Is this the one to break the video-game-turns-movie-curse? Quoting Mr. …

Review – Love, Victor Season 2

After season one’s open ending where Victor finally gathers all the courage to come out to his parents and sister, season two picks up right where we left off to then jump ahead in time. With that the creators also seem to have thrown overboard the innocent teenage feel of season one, and go for …

Review – Super Frenchie

Super Frenchie provides an intimate look at the life of professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, who stops at nothing to pursue his passion for adventure. The film follows Matthias as he dares ever more dangerous stunts while simultaneously falling in love and starting a family. When he crashes during a daredevil-stunt right before …

Review – Flashback

Drugs can do a number on you. Especially when you start questioning time and reality. Flashback puts Dylan O’Brien in the middle of an existential crisis, while he tries to pick up the pieces of his past. Or is he? We meet Frank (O’Brien – Teen Wolf) as an adult, waking up from a recurring …