German Film Festival 2021 – The Space Between the Lines

Sending a seemingly simple cancellation email lands Emma (Nora Tschirner) into the inbox of Leo (Alexander Fehling), a nonchalant linguist who is looking for a connection after the recent separation from his girlfriend, Marlene (Claudia Eisinger). Lighthearted banter turns into something deeper as Emma and Leo are forced to walk the line between playful conversations …

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 …

Review – Moffie

Kai Luke Brummer as “Nicholas” in Oliver Hermanus’ MOFFIE. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films release. Not since Top Gun has there been a movie dripping with toxic masculinity and homoeroticism. In 1981 Apartheid is still thriving in South Africa and 16 year old Nicholas (Kai Luke Brümmer) has been drafted into the army …

Review – ‘Little Fish’

Jack O’ Connell as ‘Jude’ in Chad Hartigan’s LITTLE FISH. Courtesy of IFC Films. An IFC Films Release. 2020 was a rough year for pretty much everyone. So, when a new movie comes along that’s all about a global pandemic, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes and sigh “here we go” as I pressed …

Hulu Review – ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’

Hulu’s John Green-esque ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’ is a sound design marvel with charming performances from its young ensemble that puts recent YA-romance movies to shame. It all revolves around Marcus (Keean Johnson – ‘Euphoria’), an audio-obsessed high school senior, who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf, and decides …

Netflix Review – ‘Rebecca’

Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX Ben Wheatley is an interesting director to say the least. His work, stylistically strong, spans broad genres and is often met with well-deserved critical acclaim. They aren’t usually targeted at a broader audience so it was surprising to find out his next project was Rebecca, …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Monday’

One of the more mainstream titles TIFF20 has to offer, is Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Monday, in which Marvel Studios’ very own Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan, and Denise Gough play two thirtysomething Americans living their best life in Athens. As soon as they meet on a wild party weekend, sparks go flying. All good things come to …

Fantasia International Film Festival Review – ‘Dinner In America’ & Short Film ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’

‘Dinner In America’ Fantasia International Film Festival has a killer line up this year. ‘Dinner In America’ is by far one of the best films on their 2020 program and will definitely end up in my top 10 films of the year. This is for the misfits! Simon (Kyle Gallner – ‘Ghosts of War’) and …

Fantasia International Film Festival Short Film Review – ‘Doppelbänger’

Character driven sci-fi short film ‘Doppelbänger’ grabs your attention by throwing a sex-scene-gone-wrong at its audience, before delving into the ethical aspects of changing the primary functions of robots in our society. George’s Sia-wig wearing sexbot starts malfunctioning mid-coïtus, which forces him to contact its creator, Pria. Reluctant to pick up the phone, in case …

Review – ‘La Belle Époque’

Remember that meme of a football player saying “They had us in the first half, not gonna lie”?! Well, director and writer Nicolas Bedos, had me in the first five minutes, not gonna lie. The opening scene, with a bunch of aristocrats sitting around a dinner table using racial slurs to objectify the butlers, turns …