REVIEW: ‘Homeward’ (2021) Is Ukraine’s Unlikely Road Trip Oscar Nomination

The intricacy that Homeward dances around will perhaps prevent a wider appreciation of the film, but with a Cannes premiere and being Ukraine’s Academy Award entry for Best International Film, the film’s cultural poignance is its main grounding. 

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[Between the Lines] Why ‘Palm Springs’ (2020) Should Have Been Nominated for Best Original Screenplay

Without diminishing the nominees, there is one screenplay that should have made the cut.

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BFI FLARE INTERVIEW: Shana Myara on Finding Fat Liberation With ‘Well Rounded’ (2020)

Shana Myara talks to us about her debut feature documentary, ‘Well Rounded’, fresh from BFI Flare.

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REVIEW: ‘The Banishing’ (2020) is a Sunday Morning Movie

The Banishing is a horror movie built on familiar ground, and despite good intentions never quite surpasses its origins

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REVIEW: ‘Sequin In A Blue Room’ (2021) A Visceral Queer Coming-Of-Age Drama

Samuel Van Grinsven’s Australian coming-of-age debut feature centres on an intense exploration of anonymity, sex, and social media.

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Top of the Docs #45 – Los Angeles Plays Itself

From stairwells to suburbs and beyond, Los Angeles quite literally is cinema, and Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself sets out to prove it.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘PS: Burn This Letter Please’ (2021) Rediscovers New York’s 50s Drag Pioneers

PS: Burn This Letter Please goes beyond the chronological scope of the letters, providing measured glimpses of New York’s queer history.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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The Progression of Werewolf Stereotypes in the Media

These tropes have been around since the dawn of film and TV, and before that in books, stories, plays and other media.

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INTERVIEW: Peter Murimi Talks Masculinity, Mental Health & ‘I Am Samuel’ (2020)

We spoke to director Peter Murimi about his documentary ‘I Am Samuel’, showing at this year’s BFI Flare Festival.

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