The Safdie Brothers’ latest film is like being punched repeatedly in the face while being spun round on a fairground ride at maximum speed – which is to say that from start to finish it is complete adrenaline rush, if not entirely a comfortable experience. A love letter to the Diamond District of New York…
Month: January 2020
Now on Netflix: Jezebel (2019)
With her intimate and confident debut feature film Jezebel, writer-director and actress Numa Perrier takes the audience into the early days of the internet, and the story of a young woman starting out in the newly burgeoning cam-girl industry. Perrier’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film is set in the bare apartments and anonymous office buildings of Las Vegas…
Brotherhood: Family & Society In Crisis | Film Inquiry
Meryam Joobeur’s short film Brotherhood was nominated for an Oscar this week, so check out both the film and my review on Film Inquiry. Click here!
Bait: Violence & Class Solidarity In A Cornish Fishing Village | Film Inquiry
Take at my latest piece for Film Inquiry, examining class and violence in Mark Jenkin’s Bait that I reviewed earlier this year. Find it here And my original review here
Now on Netflix: The Body Remembers When The Body Broke Open (2019)
When a chance encounter on the side of a street brings two young Indigenous women together in a moment of violence, they each are confronted with the different realities they exist in, while living in country that is still coming to terms with it’s violent past towards the First Nations people. Based on an experience…
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Taika Waititi’s latest outing as writer/director, Jojo Rabbit follows a young boy in Nazi Germany, a member of the Hitler Youth with Hitler as an imaginary best friend, whose life turns upside down as the war draws to its conclusion. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is a devoted member of the Hitler Youth and he joyfully runs round…
A Life in August | Film Inquiry
My latest article for Film Inquiry is now live on their site, and it’s a review of a independent Scottish film called A Life in August, written and directed by Haston McLaren. You can find the review here – and be sure to let me know what you think!