The American stalk and slash film was the scourge of the 1980s. Emboldened by the success in the 1970s of Bob Clark’s Black Christmas and John Carpenter’s Halloween, a template was established – then unpicked in Wes Craven’s Scream quartet – of a masked attacker menacing a community. The die was cast with the Friday the 13th series featuring a vengeful Jason Vorhees, wearing a … Continue reading The Strangers: Prey at Night – Review
The issues that face the third world as well as the struggles of women, particularly women of colour, are subjects that are beginning to be explored in film. Instead of just the white saviour narratives, with ethnic secondary background players, central characters are becoming more diverse than ever before. In a time of great change the film Pili is a welcome project. Written and directed … Continue reading East End Film Festival Highlights: Pili – Review
More films than ever are tackling homosexuality in it’s rawest of form. Dramas such as Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country are looking to explore LGBT relationships and the results have been terrific. Most of these journey’s revolve around being true to yourself and falling in love with someone who opens that side of you up. What affects people in wishing to … Continue reading The Wound (Inexba)- Review
by Wayne D’Cruz The Wound (Inxeba) is a searing portrait of conflicting masculinities in the Xhosa tribe of South Africa. Shame and desire, tradition and modernity — this film offers more than a few contrasting paradigms, wonderfully devoid of judgement as it explores the lives of men assembled in the East Cape mountains for ukwaluka, a circumcision ritual. At the BFI London Film Festival, we … Continue reading In conversation with John Trengrove and Nakhane Touré of The Wound
We’re excited to see more representation in movies and Crazy Rich Asians looks to be the perfect more to do that. Crazy Rich Asians revolves around woman, Rachel, who’s new boyfriend winds up being the heir to a wealthy fortune as his family is one of Singapore’s richest. Jetting off to meet hem, Rachel struggles to fit in and all sorts of shenanigans happen. The … Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians – Brand New Trailer
Debra Granik crafted one of the most impressive dramas with Winter’s Bone and now she returns with Leave No Trace. Starring the criminally underrated Ben Foster, the film revolves around a soldier suffering from PTSD. To combat it, he and his daughter live in the forest away from society. When they are found, they have to assimilate back onto normal life. Similarly to Captain Fantastic … Continue reading Leave No Trace – Brand New Trailer!