Margrete – Queen of the North – Film Review

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark In the early 1400's, Queen Margrete (Trine Dyrholm) rules Denmark, Sweden and Norway with a clear voice, a steady hand and a clear head along with her adopted son Erik (Morten Hee Andersen). Erik is about to wed Queen Philippa of England and the potential for a …

Encounter – Film Review | Prime Video

Marine, Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed - Sound of Metal) goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys will need to leave their childhoods behind. Encounter starts as a sci-fi thriller in which the future of humanity is …

Hive – Film Review

Based on true events. Kumrije Hoxha, Yllka Gashi, Adriana Matoshi, Molikë Maxhuni, Blerta Ismaili, Valire, Haxhijaj Zeneli. Photo by Alexander Bloom. Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber Taking place after the events of the war in Kosovo, Hive tells the story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), a mourning woman looking to start a business to …

Best Sellers – Film Review

The ambitious Lucy Stanbridge (Aubrey Plaza - Happiest Season) has been running the publishing house she inherited from her father. After a series of failing YA-books and the non-stop stream of bad reviews, she's ready to give up. That's until she digs up an old contract with the presumed dead author, Harris Shaw (Michael Caine …

Black Friday – Film Review

On the eve of Black Friday, a group of toy store employees begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday shoppers. Not long after opening the doors, the employees find themselves fighting for their lives from parasitic, zombie shoppers. It is very apparent the purpose director Casey Tebo and writer Andy Greskoviak have for this film …

Other People – Film Review | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

"People who have experienced violence, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, internet hate, fat phobia and other forms of bullying or who are struggling with an eating disorder are particularly at risk." With that title card, Aleksandra Terpinska opens her feature debut, Other People (based on the novel by Dorota Maslowska) - a Polish …

A Place Called Dignity – Film Review | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021

Colonia Dignidad was a notorious commune in Southern Chile with a tight relation to Pinochet's regime methods. When 12-year-old Pablo receives a scholarship to attend school at Colonia Dignidad, which was established by German settlers, it comes as a surprise when he becomes the favourite of Uncle Paul, the leader of the colony. Pablo starts …

Knocking – Film Review

Following a traumatic experience, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) is dispatched from a psychiatric facility only to move into an apartment where strange knocking can be heard each night. Fearing for the worst, Molly falls down a dangerous rabbit hole to find the source of the knocking no matter the cost. Described as "twisty" and "claustrophobic", director …

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Season 1 Spoiler Review | Amazon Prime Video

Lois Duncan's classic novel was turned into two fan favourite slasher films in the late 90s (and a third straight-to-DVD sequel we don't talk about). Amazon's newly updated teen-sex & gorefest is nothing like those films. But what could've been an interesting take on the novel, turns into a frustratingly unfocused teen-drama that is anything …

Old Henry – Film Review

Tending to his farm, widowed farmer Henry (Tim Blake Nelson) and his son (Gavin Lewis) come across an injured man with a bag full of money. Their quiet life is quickly turned upside down when a group of men arrive looking for the injured man. When was the last time you watched a film and …