Relic – Review

by Sarah Miles The best horror movies are ones that tap into something more than simple scares. Night of the Living Dead features the breakdown of society with an undercurrent of Civil Rights era tension, 2019’s Invisible Man is overtly about abusive relationships, and Pulse (Kairo) expresses loneliness and depression with soul chilling truth. When you can scare people on multiple levels; the visceral, emotional, … Continue reading Relic – Review

Wolfwalkers – Review

The Secret of the Kells. Song of the Sea. The Breadwinner. There is no animation studios  out there quite like Cartoon Saloon. For years, they have produced the most unique and stunning works for adults and children alike. They are the kind of company which will make you cry through animation alone. Then they sprinkle in an affecting story, a brilliant composition, and stirring voices. … Continue reading Wolfwalkers – Review

The Secret Garden – Review

Frances Hodgson’s The Secret Garden is a children’s novel that has been adapted to the screen four different times. It’s most famed one is Agnieszka Holland’s 1993 film starring Maggie Smith and John Lynch. It is certainly one that most millennials remember; the looming Gothic nature of Misselthwaite manor, the brilliant secret garden, and first crushes on farmhand Dickon (or, like me, an inappropriate one … Continue reading The Secret Garden – Review

Possessor – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Tom Percival Violent, unsettling, and strangely beautiful, Possessor is one of those special horror films that worms its way into your brain, possessing your thoughts for days after you’ve seen it. Set in a vague, undefined, near future, Possessor follows Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) an assassin with a very particular set of skills. Using surgeries and a strange machine, Tasya can implant her consciousness … Continue reading Possessor – BFI London Film Festival Review

Nomadland – BFI London Film Festival Review

by Jordan King Following 2017’s poetic, docu-fiction hybrid The Rider, which saw real-life cowboy Brady Jandreay and his family star in a dramatisation of his own experiences following a near fatal head injury, director Chloé Zhao returns this year with Nomadland, another profound meditation on American life depicted through the unique lens of the ordinary folk who have lived it. Adapted from Jessica Bruder’s 2017 … Continue reading Nomadland – BFI London Film Festival Review

Rose: A Love Story – Review

by Emily Murray Vampires. Hate them or love them, there is no denying the huge cultural impact they have had with the arts still continuing to explore the classically gothic myth centuries later. Which is exactly what director Jennifer Sheridan does in her disquietening feature debut Rose: A Love Story, which recently received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. A soft twist … Continue reading Rose: A Love Story – Review