REVIEW: Chino Moya’s ‘Undergods’ (2021) is a Humorously Bleak Sci-fi Warning of a Future Already Here

Undergods firmly wants you to feel every inch of its bizarre horror landscape of a future that might not only be around the corner but is already here.

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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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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Tove’ (2021) Lesbian Artists and Gay Moomins

“Alma Pöysti’s terrific performance as Tove, where her quiet affinity feels seismic, is effervescent.” Zaida Bergroth’s stunning biopic charmingly centres on artist and writer Tove Jansson’s (Alma Pöysti) bohemian life. Tove is a stylish period biography that gives a whole new perspective to the Moomins. Exuberantly visual in its charting of the artists’ life, Tove…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Dykes’ (2021) A Wonderfully Focused Lesbian Self-Documentation

In Rebel Dykes, directors Harri Shanahan and Siân Williams stitch together a patchwork of home video, cartoon animation and talking heads, in a reflection on London’s 1980s lesbian communities.

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘Mayday’ (2021) A Spellbinding Genre Defying Treat

“Abiding by its own cinematic rules, Cinorre’s Mayday is a tonally adventurous genre-blending women-focused debut” In Karen Cinorre’s remarkable first feature, warnings of an approaching storm are the early signs that something strange is brewing. When Ana (Grace Van Patten) hides in the backroom of her workplace to cry, she is electrocuted and transported to…

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SUNDANCE REVIEW: ‘John And The Hole’ (2021) Imagines Coming-Of-Age Without Empathy

At some point in everyone’s childhood, they find themselves wishing their family away. John And The Hole imagines a character who goes ten steps further. Seizing an opportunity, 13-year old John (Charlie Shotwell) takes actions best described as sociopathic to claim control of his family home.

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REVIEW: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (2020) is Good, But It Could Be Better

However, despite the many elements that work in its favour, Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t without its flaws.

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REVIEW: ‘Anything for Jackson’ (2020) is a Delightfully Twisted Horror With Real Charm

Featuring a demonic contortionist that will make you scream, Dyck’s swerve into the horror genre is well worth an evening’s sacrifice.

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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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NFF Review: ‘Women In Film’ Strand

Reviews of the short films in Norwich Film Festival’s ‘Women In Film’ strand which shows an array of female-directed shorts.

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