The Old Ways – Glasgow Film Festival Review

by Jordan King A fresh even if flawed new take on the classic exorcism sub-genre of horror, director Christopher Alender and writer Marcos Gabriel’s The Old Ways is an intriguing exploration of the perils of denying one’s roots and a literalisation of the possessing hold our childhood traumas have upon us. When investigative reporter Cristina (Brigitte Kali Canales) returns to her ancestral home in Veracruz … Continue reading The Old Ways – Glasgow Film Festival Review

Petite Maman – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King What is cinema if not an elaborate game of playtime and make-believe? When you pick apart narrative film and strip it down to its core, it is little more than a group of people playing dress-up, pretending to be someone else, telling a story and hoping it all feels real enough to make sense of the oftentimes otherwise nonsensical. For Céline Sciamma’s … Continue reading Petite Maman – Berlinale 2021 Review