REVIEW: ‘Shining Girls’ Is An Ambitious Crime Drama That Misses The Mark

“‘Shining Girls’ is an eight-episode series that promises to build up an intense story of a serial killer, but the non-linear structure becomes uneven and clunky.”

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REVIEW: ‘Russian Doll’ (Season 2) is a Fast-Paced Trip Through Time and Trauma

“The show is compulsively entertaining and addictive in the sense that it has a way of leaving room for future possibilities of more stories down the line.”

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The End Of Wonderland’ (2021) is a Thoughtful And Complex Look at a Trans Sex Worker’s Life

An imperfect but thoughtful look at a the many facets of a trans sex worker’s life.

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BFI Flare Review: Short Films That Showcase A Diversity of Lives

These short films shown as part of BFI Flare provide a rich variety of storytelling, and try to use minimal time to their potential.

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REVIEW: ‘Hellbender’ (2021) Bends a Small Budget Into Unique Folk Horror

“In a genre that is built on itself, taking tropes and concepts from other films to create something entirely new, ‘Hellbender’ doesn’t feel like many other horror movies made before.”

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REVIEW: ‘Belle’ (2021) Has Big Ideas, But A Frustratingly Messy Execution

‘Belle’ is an ambitious work by famous anime director Mamoru Hosoda, but it fails to have a coherent vision.

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REVIEW: ‘Found Family’ (2021) is a Sweet Addition to the Lesbian Bildungsroman

“‘Found Family’ (2021) is a sweet addition to the lesbian bildungsroman in film.”

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REVIEW: ‘Munich: The Edge of War’ (2021) Badly Fumbles A Fresh Look At A Familiar Past

‘Munich: The Edge of War’ is a fresh take on a familiar bit of history, but one that fails to thrill or enlighten.

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REVIEW: ‘See For Me’ (2021) is a Surprising and Tense Thriller

“‘See For Me’ is a unique thriller that’s worth checking out, with exciting twists and turns as well as authentic disabled representation at its forefront.”

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REVIEW: ‘Dear Future Children’ (2021) is a Film that Captures a Generation

“This film has achieved what all films, especially documentaries, should strive to achieve: it gives time to movements and stories that otherwise may have been reduced to a headline”

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