REVIEW: ‘Cocoon’ (2020) is Worthy of its Golden Glow

“Krippendorff crafts a stunningly alluring narrative of feminine intimacy” Cocoon (Kokon) is a triumph on the brink of womanhood: a searing portrait of young queerness centred around the lesbian awakening of fourteen-year-old Nora (Jena Urzendowaky). In the sizzling heat of Berlin’s 2018 summer, Nora has many firsts: menstruation, masturbation and smoking marijuana. Yet the core self-discovery of Nora’s…

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REVIEW: ‘Happiest Season (2020)’ is a Fresh and Validating take on the Classic Christmas Rom-Com.

Happiest Season serves as a refreshingly honest and sensitive look into the pressures of the Christmas period, high family expectations, and the fear of letting them down by revealing long-hidden secrets.

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Films for this Unconventional Christmas

Inevitably, the holidays will not be usual proceedings this year. Whether it is travel plans, present buying or seasonal tradition that has changed for you, we hope you can find some atypical festive cheer in our compiled collection of non-Christmas Christmas films.  To mark this bizarre holiday period, Flip Screen contributors have joined forces to…

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NFF REVIEW: ‘British Mix Vol. 1’ Strand

The Norwich Film Festival British Mix Volume One strand showcases British talent currently working on short film projects.

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NFF REVIEW: ‘Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection’ Strand

The Norwich Film Festival Sci-Fi and Fantasy Collection showcases short films that explore otherworldly concepts to tell human stories.

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AFI FEST REVIEW: ‘I’m Your Woman’ (2020) is a Thrilling Kind of Empowerment

I’m Your Woman combines an engaging character exploration with familiar crime-thriller tropes to deliver a different kind of woman empowerment.

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REVIEW: Jim Cummings is Back With a Bite in ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’ (2020)

The tightly-wound, violent energy and the spiralling personal drama coexist in ways I’ve not experienced outside of Cummings’ oeuvre.

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31 Days of Horror: Week Four Roundup

Four weeks down, one to go! In the penultimate week of the 31 Days of Horror challenge, I decided to focus on films that have been sitting in my watchlist for far too long. Though I found some films to be disappointing, there were some gems hidden in the pile, making for a great week of horror films.

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MFF REVIEW: ‘Minari’ (2020) is Fulfilling in Its True-to-Life Form

Flush in the heat of a childhood summer, Lee Isaac Chung makes himself comfortable in the home that is his fourth feature film, Minari.

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REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Waits’ (2020) is a Heart-wrenching and Hilarious Horror Comedy

A Ghost Waits creates a delicate tonal balance of humor, genuinely tender moments, and existential dread that never lets the audience escape the emotional turmoil of life and death.

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