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. …

Review – Percy Vs. Goliath

At the onset of the new millennium, Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) finds himself thrust into a seemingly unwinnable legal battle with the agricultural mega-corp, Monsanto. Based on the Monsanto Canada Inc v Schmeiser court case, Percy Vs. Goliath recounts the events Schmeiser and his family took to stand up for farmers across the …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – Lift Like a Girl

Lift Like a Girl showcases the one man and many women’s mission to keep Egyptian girls lifting weights, despite having almost no resources. Captain Ramadan is a likeable rogue who is constantly on the phone with politicians looking for help or funding to support his outdoor ‘street-gym’. His requests go unanswered and no financial help …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – YOU ARE NOT A SOLDIER

How much destruction do you need before you claim victory? Andre Liohn is a Brazilian war photojournalist and father who is trying to find a balance in his life where he can both raise his children and expose the horrors of war, beginning in 2011, covering the Libyan Civil war and continuing through the summer …

Review – Mare of Easttown

Welcome to Easttown, Pennsylvania. A dreary excuse for a town and the epicenter of the world’s misery and heartache, if this limited series is to be believed. Detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) hasn’t had the best life. She’s divorced, lives with her bickering mother and teenage daughter, and is trying to raise her grandson after …

Review – The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Warren’s are back for a third installment of the paranormal success series. This time they’re doing it without James Wan at the helm, or an interesting story for that matter. When the exorcism of the young David (Julian Hilliard) goes wrong, an evil entity skips bodies and moves to Arne (Ruairi O’Connor), his sister’s …

German Film Festival 2021 Review – Berlin Bouncer

Taking place across the sprawling metropolitan, Berlin Bouncer follows the lives of three of Berlin’s most famous bouncers — Sven Marquardt, Frank Künster, and Smiley Baldwin. Director David Dietl tries to capture the history of what Berlin was, what it has become, and where it is expected to go. As an outsider, the idea of …

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 …

Doc Edge Festival 2021 Review – 100UP

Age is just a number. Some people are fortunate enough to live long and healthy lives and few rarely get to tell their story. Whether they are a retired sex therapist, a drummer from a girl band, a Peruvian doctor, or an Austrian refugee, 100UP is a sweet film that follows several centenarians that give …