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 – …

Review – Beast Beast

Is it self defense if they’re running away? In a quiet Georgia town, three teenagers are about to grow up really fast. Nito (Jose Angeles) is the new kid in town from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s pretty much left to raise himself as his father is basically not too thrilled he’s around. …

Review – Here Are The Young Men

Who’s in the coffin? Picture it, Ireland 2003, three young lads, Matthew, Kearny and Rez (Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole & Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) are ready to go out into the world and make it their own. They muse about their futures while drinking vodka and popping oxy by the water with their friend Jen (Anya Taylor-Joy). …

FFFA 2021 Review – PVT CHAT

“Pleasure and self destruction…The perfect poison.” – Patick Marber Jack (Peter Vack) is an addict. Online blackjack and camgirls are his weakness. He is about to be evicted and his only source of income is also the source of his addiction. Rather than to go out into the world, Jack would rather sit at his …

FFFA 2021 Review – Bloodshot Heart

How do you mend a broken heart? Hans (Richard James Allen) is a middle aged driving instructor who still lives at home with his overbearing, Italian mother. Money is tight and they have to rent out a spare room to a young musician, Matilda (Emily David) who bares a striking resemblance to Sara, an ex …

FFFA 2021 Review – Beasts Clawing at Straws

Money is the root of all evil. Joong-man (Bae Sung-Woo) is stuck at a job he hates in order to care for his aging mother (Oscar-nominee Yuh Jung Youn) one night he discovers a bag filled with money left in a locker and a huge weight is lifted off of his shoulders. Tae-young (Jung Woo-sung) …

Review – The Dry

The soil in this gripping Australian crime drama might be dry and barren, but it proves to be very fertile ground for tension and mystery in ‘The Dry’. Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) is a federal agent plagued by an unresolved trauma from his past. When one of his oldest friends is the culprit of a …

SBIFF 2021 – ‘Backyard Village’

Let go of anger. After the mother that abandoned her and her sister some 30 years earlier returns, renowned Icelandic chef, Brynja (Laufey Elíasdóttir) takes a break from her life by checking into a quaint little village of tiny houses to get her head back on straight. It’s in this cozy little town that she …