Review – Betrayed

Set in Oslo during the events of World War ll, Betrayed follows the lives of the Jewish Braude family who must face the potential, and inevitable, realities of what a Nazi-occupied Norway will bring for their family. It’s important to note that this film is based on the true experiences of the Braude family, primarily …

Review – Flashback

Drugs can do a number on you. Especially when you start questioning time and reality. Flashback puts Dylan O’Brien in the middle of an existential crisis, while he tries to pick up the pieces of his past. Or is he? We meet Frank (O’Brien – Teen Wolf) as an adult, waking up from a recurring …

Review – Prevenge

I’ve got to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I went to start this film. Something about the premise seemed too simple to me and I had basically set myself up to know how this story was going to be told before even starting. To my surprise, Prevenge managed to subvert my expectations to …

German Film Festival 2021 Review – Berlin Alexanderplatz

For someone who has never read Alfred Döblin’s classic German novel or watched the series, this modernised version of Berlin Alexanderplatz was an interesting experience. Not only does it tackle very relevant themes, it’s a saga in the life of one man, who gets used and swallowed by a climate that’s chosen the life he’s …

Review – Initiation

People who know me, know 90’s classic slasher Scream is my favourite film of all time. I love it so much, I end up comparing every other slasher flick with it. Initiation was no exception, and I have to admit – this was pretty good. The movie takes place at Whiton University, where a case …

Review – Drunk Bus

We’ve all been on a midnight bus after a fun night out, and seen things that defy explanation. Imagine driving that bus every night where college kids rule the streets. That’s what Drunk Bus is basically about, and for the most part delivers a heartfelt and original story. Michael (Charlie Tahan – Ozark) is a …

SAFF 2021 Review – Riding with Sugar

“Only cowards have no scars.” Joshua (Charles Mnene) is a young refugee living in Cape Town, South Africa, in a halfway house type situation where he has to be on guard 24/7. He dreams of being a champion BMXer and to make something of himself. However, after getting hit by a car and janking up …

Review – Finding You

P1440422.RW2 Finding You is the type of film you put on on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The type of romantic comedy of which there are plenty and doesn’t reinvent the genre. It’s a film that knows its target audience and that’s where it’ll find most of its praise. Finley (Katherine McNamara – ‘The Stand’), a …

SAFF 2021 Review – Toorbos

“In the end, the forest doesn’t push you out, it kicks you out.” It’s the 1930’s in the Knysna Forest of South Africa and there are groups of people who live out here, away from the modern big city. They are happy to be living on the land and as a community of their own. …

Review – Silo

Marshall Burnette’s feature directorial debut Silo, which is inspired by true events, is not your typical rural drama. What starts as a seemingly peaceful day in an American farm town, turns into a race against the clock when a teenager becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident. Heavy metal fanatic Cody (Jack DiFalco – …