Cannes 2021 Review – Babi Yar. Context

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 – Witch Hunt

Amendment XI : No person may practice Witchcraft in the United States of America. In present day America, female witches are publicly burned at the stake and considered a danger to the American way. Martha Goode (Elizabeth Mitchell) runs an underground railroad for witches in her house, through a system of signals she provides food …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – The Gig Is Up

As if ripped from the headlines, The Gig Is Up unapologetically explores and exposes the “gig economy” – a way in which to make money by performing request-based jobs. From every corner of the globe, gig workers, and the companies that “employ” them, have transformed the very essence of convenience into a frighteningly exploitative practice. …

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 – Triumph

Mike (RJ Mitte, Breaking Bad), a teen with Cerebral Palsy, starts his senior year of high school with one goal in mind: join the wrestling team. Despite the objections of everyone in his life, Mike sets on his course to not only prove everyone that they are wrong, but also prove to himself that he …

Review – The Birthday Cake

On the 10th anniversary of his father’s death, Gio (Shiloh Fernandez – Evil Dead, Red Riding Hood) makes his way to a family reunion comprised of some of Brooklyn’s most notorious mafia bosses. On his way there, he is thrust into a desperate tug of war search between other mafia families that will test what …

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. …