★★★★★ “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)
★ ★ ★ ★ “An aching appreciation for this young man.” Sauvage is a searing raw portrait of 22-year-old Leo (Félix Maritaud). Set in the streets of Strasbourg, his story … Continue reading REVIEW: “Lying Bare, Exposing All” – ‘Sauvage’ (2019)
Narrowing films down to lists such as this is an almost impossible task for me. Yet, I have somehow managed to brutally condense my viewings of 2019 so far to … Continue reading Best Of 2019 So Far – Emily Maskell
To begin with, I will admit, with a heavy heart: Life In The Doghouse is not an outstanding documentary. The film finds itself abiding to a generic documentary style that … Continue reading REVIEW: “A Subject Struck With Gold” – ‘Life In the Doghouse’ (2018)
The question mark seems apt. “Hail Satan” isn’t particularly a phrase you here everyday and yet it is the slogan of The Satanic Temple. Recognised as a church, this observational … Continue reading SUNDANCE REVIEW: “Funny yet thought-provoking” – Hail Satan? (2019)
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Perhaps one of the most famous phrases ever said by a human. Apollo 11 puts this iconic moment into context; mapping the journey to the moon using audio and footage that had been stored in the NASA vaults until now.
As Silverstein’s first feature, Bull is an interesting film for its dealings with a young woman in the centre of a adrenaline-filled world she may not have otherwise been associated with.
In 2007, Paul Shanks committed suicide leaving behind wife Vikie, six daughters and a son. Kingdom Of Us is an extraordinarily personal insight into the grieving process of this family … Continue reading REVIEW: “A Reminder That People Need People” – ‘Kingdom of Us’ (2017)
Lacking a defined sense of its surroundings, As Happy As Possible (Reves de jeunesse) finds direction in its fantastic women actors. The beautiful surroundings of Southern France flash by as … Continue reading CANNES REVIEW: “A Charming Display of Female Friendship and Self-Discovery Within Youth” – ‘As Happy As Possible’ (2019)
‘In the traditional world of Georgian dance, a young man is trying to find his footing.’ Writer and director, Levan Akin, provides an immersive romance nestled in the tradition of … Continue reading CANNES REVIEW: “Visualised Through A Fluid, Graceful Lens” – ‘And Then We Danced’ (2019)
A reminder that “everyone needs a little bit of Faith.” There may not be a more wonderful way to start a film than the iconic first notes of Gloria Gaynor’s … Continue reading BFI FLARE REVIEW: “A Reminder That Everyone Needs a Little Bit of Faith” – ‘Tucked’ (2019)
Honouring the fans who fight back. Documentary United We Fan shines a spotlight on the determined efforts fans have gone to for their favourite shows. The film delves beneath the … Continue reading BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Honouring the Fans Who Fight Back” – ‘United We Fan’ (2019)