Modern remakes are often…lacklustre. They are immediately unnecessarily and they terribly strip any enjoyment from the original in an attempt to make it “gritty” and “realistic.” It’s just really underwhelming and why Hollywood continues to pursue them is beyond us. The latest Flatliner trailer truly flatlines in this respect. The film, starring Ellen Page,Nina Dobrev, and Diego Luna, revolves around a bunch of students who … Continue reading Flatliners – Brand New Trailer!
Usually in a movie, there is one scene that tells you why the filmmaker devoted blood, sweat, tears and coffee stains to bring their vision to the screen. In the London-based film, Arifa, it occurs late. Arifa (Shermin Hassan) is at a gym class when the tutor tells her that she can’t leave her bag on the floor. Arifa is incensed. She storms out, stuffs … Continue reading Arifa – East End Film Festival Review
LGBTQ+ rights have come a long way in the past 50 years. In that time we’ve gone from considering anything other than straight sexual behaviour as criminal to outright allowing same-sex couples the right to marry, adopt children, and live as equals among their hetero peers. The problem is that that isn’t truly the case. Discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community is still rife around the … Continue reading The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – East End Film Festival Review