AF French Film Festival Review – ‘Summer of 85’ (Été 85)

François Ozon's new film 'Summer of 85', an adaptation of the novel by Aidan Chambers, is a coming of age story that's often predictable when exploring the romantic feelings of a boy suddenly crushing on his new friend, before tragedy strikes and capsizing altogether. The 80s aesthetic is incredibly endearing and well established, without ever …

Review – ‘The Adventures of Wolfboy’

We have a new folktale in our midst thanks to director Martin Krejcí and screenwriter Olivia Dufault. Told in chapters, The True Adventures of Wolfboy follows a short time in the life of a young boy, Paul (Jaeden Martell), as he searches for his estranged mother. While the visual style and the story are not …

Disney+ Review – ‘Own the Room’

It’s exciting to see where the young people of the world will lead us, as it is with each new generation. With new minds come new ideas and innovations to keep the world in a constant state of progression. Shopify Studios partnered with National Geographic and Disney+ to produce and distribute a documentary about five …

Netflix Review – ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’

TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Janel Parrish as Margot Covey, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, In TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Juhan Noh / Netflix © 2020 Generally speaking, the third movie in a trilogy tends to be the one that is lacking. However, I found this …

AF French Film Festival 2021 Review – ‘The Man Who Sold His Skin’

But is it art? After a video of his declaration of love is misinterpreted as an act of rebellion against the Syrian government, Sam Ali (Yahya Mahayni) needs to get out of the country. With the aid of his sister he flees to Lebanon to start his new life. After a year of being a …

Review – ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Raya seeks the help of the legendary dragon, Sisu. Seeing what’s become of Kumandra, Sisu commits to helping Raya fulfill her mission in reuniting the lands. Featuring Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as the voice of Sisu, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be in theaters …

AF French Film Festival 2021 – ‘Bye Bye Morons’ (Adieu les cons)

SPOILERS AHEAD! Bye Bye Morons is a French comedy-drama that morphs into an unexpected romance-drama. With it's autumn-coloured grading, cleverly linked dialogue and successful running jokes, writer and director Albert Dupontel creates a heartwarming film that touches on themes of life, death, and love.  The film follows Suze Trappet (Virginie Efira), a 45-year-old hairdresser diagnosed with an …

Review – ‘Coming 2 America’

Comedian Eddie Murphy stars in the sequel to his 1988 comedy, 'Coming To America'. Whereas the original film mostly took place in Queens, New York, this sequel only briefly flies over from the kingdom Zamunda. This time the only reason to go back to the Big Apple, is to go find his illegitimate son and …

Netflix Review – ‘Moxie’

Moxie. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Cr Colleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020 It feels like ages ago that the #Metoo movement started to kick the shins of the patriarchy. Feminism has come a long way through the ages and has gathered strong supporters along the way. ‘Moxie’ …

Netflix Review – ‘Ginny & Georgia’

A dramedy TV show about beautiful rich Americans living in the picture-perfect Massachusetts town of Wellsbury, this show stars a financially challenged mother-daughter duo and an add-on son who is seemingly not a very important family member. Georgia (Brianne Howey - 'Batwoman') is a mother, and with legs for days, a banging body, and luscious …