Petite Maman – 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 – Review

Tina – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King ‘River Deep, Mountain High’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘What’s Love Got to Do with It?’, ‘The Best’, and the list goes on. With her lion-like mane and roaring rocky vocals, Tina Turner has been an apex predator of the music industry for six decades now, slaying fans with her untamable energy and zest for life, killing it in the charts around the world, and … Continue reading Tina – Berlinale 2021 Review

I’m Your Man – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King  “Are human beings really intended to have all of our needs met at the push of a button?” This is the question academic Alma (Maren Eggert) asks herself towards the climax of Maria Schrader’s I’m Your Man, a quirky, philosophic drama/anti-romantic comedy/low-key sci-fi film that foists upon its protagonist algorithmically engineered perfection before proceeding to poke holes in the folly of the … Continue reading I’m Your Man – Berlinale 2021 Review