Land – Sundance 2021 Review

by Jordan King In our present captive state of lockdowns and curfews, the urge to get away and escape is never far from our minds. In the year since the COVID-19 outbreak began, many of us have sought comfort and solace in both the news of the natural world showing signs of self-restoration in our absence, and in the hope that soon we may find … Continue reading Land – Sundance 2021 Review

Rams – Review

by Chris Connor 2015’s Rams was a surprise hit for Icelandic cinema, winning high levels of acclaim. The film focused on a pair of sheep farming brothers in the Nordic wilderness.   Australian director Jeremy Sims has transported the story from frozen Iceland to scorching Australia and added doses of comedy to the original film’s bleak tone. As with the original Icelandic film, Rams follows a … Continue reading Rams – Review

Bliss – Review

After his feature debut, Another Earth and follow-up, I-Origins, writer-director Mike Cahill struggled for a high-concept title for his third feature, apologetically named Bliss. It tells the story of a newly divorced middle-ranking executive, Greg Wittle (an apologetic Owen Wilson) who fails to re-order his meds, loses his job, kills his boss and meets a stranger in a bar in rapid succession. Greg is summoned … Continue reading Bliss – Review

The Dig – Review

by Chris Connor On the face of it Netflix’s latest film The Dig might sound unenticing, a film about an archaeological excavation in the Suffolk countryside.  The dig in question however is the discovery of an Anglo Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo and one of the most significant finds in UK history.  The Dig is headlined by Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan but its … Continue reading The Dig – Review

Synchronic – Review

by Jordan King Bringing to the table once again their now-signature style of video store sci-fi, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s latest feature, Synchronic, is a time travel brain teaser with a tight concept and a whole lot of heart. Running with a bigger budget than than their previous DIY outings, Synchronic sees Benson and Moorhead centre their efforts on a story that revolves around … Continue reading Synchronic – Review

Malcom & Marie – Review

By Emily Murray As COVID-19 took hold of the world, it has been interesting watching how the film industry has responded. With cinemas shutting, the release schedule thrown out of the window and productions delayed, there has been much conversation about what the future holds for the industry. What has been most fascinating to see though is how filmmakers themselves have creatively reacted to the … Continue reading Malcom & Marie – Review