Every film lover can agree that loving a film you didn’t expect to is probably one of the best feelings, when your heart hurts afterwards, but in the best way. … Continue reading ‘Rocketman’: Everything a Biopic Should Be
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Faithfully captures his debut feature in all its grotesque beauty” Now, I wouldn’t call myself a Lynch obsessive. Like many, I was introduced to David Lynch … Continue reading REVIEW: “A beautiful, horrifying nightmare” – ‘Eraserhead’ (1977), The Criterion Collection
The 25th to the 28th July saw Cinema Rediscovered take over Watershed in Bristol for the fourth year. This fast-growing festival, focused primarily on revival and archival cinema, is one … Continue reading Cinema Rediscovered 2019 – Renewal and Reflection
★ ★ ★ “Rooted in sixties power but doesn’t quite fill its potential” It’s 1969. Flower power is all the rage and ideas of changing the world are all anyone … Continue reading REVIEW: “Sixties Power That Holds Itself Back” – ‘Woodstock or Bust’ (2019)
★ ★ ★ ★ “It’ll inspire nostalgia for nights you can’t remember and a longing for more you’ll live to regret.” “You know how it is. Saturday Afternoon. You wake … Continue reading REVIEW: “Wild, messy and utterly brilliant” – ‘Animals’ (2019)
★★★★★ “A beautiful tribute to a remarkable woman.” With the wind in her face, Agnès Varda’s soft voice cuts through all other noise. The short woman leans on her stick … Continue reading REVIEW: “A Tender Goodbye” – ‘Varda By Agnès’ (2019)
It’s common to scroll through the LGBT section of popular streaming sites and feel defeated about what you see. If it’s not films you’ve already seen, it’s often the same five generic-looking gay and lesbian films with sad, skinny white people standing in front of a sunset on their posters. Maybe you can just watch Carol for the twentieth time on Netflix, but wouldn’t it also be great to change it up a bit? To see a gay protagonist in a horror film or an animated movie with a queer child character at its center? For that post Pride Month itch for on-screen representation, here is a list of five of some lesser known LGBT films in a variety of genres – all conveniently under 95 minutes!
In its current form, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story is probably only worth a watch for people who were already fans of Kathy prior to the controversy. It’s fun and insightful, but ultimately just another stand-up special – even if it is a stand-up special with a unique backstory.
There’s plenty of teenage kicks in summer flicks, with the good ol’ wet hot summer having always been the backdrop for young love. Summer holidays are portrayed as a pivotal … Continue reading Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films
We’ve been told about the rise of a new genre of horror in the past few years – ‘elevated’ horror, which is supposedly a bit smarter, intellectual and above the … Continue reading Down With Elevated Horror
★ “A mean-spirited coming-of-age film that is never funny” What’s the worst thing about Dirty Girl? Is it Juno Temple as Danielle, the “dirty girl” proclaimed by the title? Surely … Continue reading REVIEW: “Never Speak of This Abomination Again” – ‘Dirty Girl’ (2010)
★ ★ ★ ★ “A brilliant gothic tale high up in the mountains of Snowdonia .” Nowhere near enough filmmakers have made use of the Welsh geography for its psycho-geographic … Continue reading REVIEW: “Drenched in Gothic Atmosphere” – ‘Gwen’ (2019)