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, …

Bones of Crows – Film Review | TIFF 2022

Montreal, 1942 World War II is well underway in Europe. The day he is put on a train to go fight in London, Adam (Phillip Lewitski) marries Aline (Grace Dove) moments before they are separated. Aline goes back to work as a Morse code operator. After graduating from the academy, she is sent over to …

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’, …

Here Be Dragons – Film Review

Bosnia, 1993. Englishman David Locke (Nathan Sapsford) is stationed in Bosnia. Two months after his arrival, he meets a charming young woman he thinks he could have a future with. That is until his run in with Ivan Novak (Vladimir Gvojic), a sadist who loves his country and wants the English out. He offers David …

Squeal – Film Review

Lost in an undisclosed remote part of Eastern Europe, Samuel is a foreigner in search of his biological father. When he hits a pig with his car, the local pig-farmer’s daughter invites him over to her home, where she captures Samuel and makes him her slave. Aik Karapetian’s dark fairy tale ‘Squeal’ is unlike anything …