Blush – Review

by Jordan King Having premiered at the Sundance film festival in 2019 to mixed reviews, writer-director Debra Eisenstadt’s Blush – formerly, perhaps more aptly, entitled Imaginary Order – has finally found its way onto British shores. Starring The Goldbergs and Bridesmaids star Wendi McLendon-Covey as neat-freak SoCal mom Cathy, Eisenstadt’s film explores what happens to an ordinary woman when thrust into ever-increasingly bizarre and unfamiliar … Continue reading Blush – Review

Black Bear – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review

by Leoni Horton t’s a rare treat when a film-maker takes creative initiative with narrative structure, for such previous experimentation has worked to redefine how audiences engage with film. Christopher Nolan made radical waves with Memento through reversing the typical linear structure of traditional cinema, and David Lynch redefined art-house with Mulholland Drive by playing with character roles, story-arch and ambiguity. Although subverting audience expectation … Continue reading Black Bear – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review

I Care A Lot – Review

 by  Charlotte Sometimes  It’s easy to forget that a protagonist doesn’t have to be the good guy/gal. All that’s required to be a protagonist is to be the film’s lead character, a moral compass pointing in the direction of good and knowing right and wrong isn’t really necessity. Which is how we end up being stuck with Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), a woman who is … Continue reading I Care A Lot – Review

Enjoy the Silence – Celebrating 30 Years of The Silence of the Lambs

There are films that are indelible upon the soul. Much like your first love, they make an impression that could never leave you. No matter if flashier or deeper loves come along, you still remember the ripples over your skin. The words still sinking to your depths like permanent ink. The fear, the feeling, the fascination…fingertips reach out to forge with your spirit. That unforgettable … Continue reading Enjoy the Silence – Celebrating 30 Years of The Silence of the Lambs

School’s Out Forever – Review

While a film about a deadly virus rampaging through the UK’s society might not seem like the perfect choice of subject matter at present, the film adaptation of School’s Out Forever by Scott K Andrews isn’t about our current climate, although there are moments where it is quite on the nose.  The film focused on a British private school situated in the countryside and its … Continue reading School’s Out Forever – Review