Bergman Island – Review

by Chris Connor The cinematic legacy of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman is close to unparalleled in World Cinema, Bergman’s name is of course synonymous with the likes of The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander. The latest film from Mia Hansen-Løve, Bergman Island, uses the legacy of Bergman as a central focus, depicting a filmmaking married couple as they journey to Bergman’s … Continue reading Bergman Island – Review

Ali & Ava – Review

by Sarah Cook British director Clio Bernard’s previous works have been near-perfect depictions of human life across the United Kingdom. Part-drama and part-documentary The Arbor tackled a playwrights return to the council estate in which she grew up whilst The Selfish Giant looked at a young boy’s relationship with a stallion.   With Ali & Ava, Bernard tackles a romance that is every bit as … Continue reading Ali & Ava – Review

Jackass Forever -Review

by Thomas Harris There’s a five-minute sequence in Jackass Forever that exists almost entirely as if to argue the resilience of the penis. Ehren McGhehey – the whipping boy of whipping boys – tests a cup against a series of ever-escalating situations. Prior to this, Chris Pontius – a man with whom his penis is indelibly attached to his onscreen persona – gets his member … Continue reading Jackass Forever -Review

Parallel Mothers – Review

by Chris Connor Pedro Almodóvar is one of the most singular voices working today having won a legion of fans globally and won numerous accolades including two Oscar wins. He is noted for his distinctive use of colours and tackling a range of topics but often with a focus on women, sexuality and motherhood.  His latest film Parallel Mothers is his first since the hugely … Continue reading Parallel Mothers – Review