As we are shacked up in month whatever of a global pandemic, the cold, stark wind blowing outside, turning to a film where travelling and sunny days is the main focus seems a bit of a hardship. Yet the comedy duo of Kirsten Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who gifted us Bridesmaids, is such a wild riot that we’ll forgive them for making us long for … Continue reading Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar – Review
TW: Discussion of Sexual Assault, Abuse, Rape Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt’s Cusp is a difficult film to talk about. This is mostly because it’s a difficult film to watch in truth. Chronicling a summer in the lives of three Texan teenage girls on the precipice of adulthood, Autumn, Brittney, and Aaloni, the Hill and Parker’s vérité style documentary follows the girls as they navigate … Continue reading Cusp – Sundance 2021 Review
By Jordan King In his feature directorial debut Wild Indian, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. reimagines the Biblical tale of Cain and Abel as a contemporary tale of two Ojibwean men whose lives are overshadowed and overrun by an act of extreme violence committed in their youth. We first meet Makwa (Phoenix Wilson) and Ted’o (Julian Gopal) as two … Continue reading Wild Indian – BFI London Film Festival Review
by Jordan King An overwhelmingly sensual and sensory experience set against the backdrop of rural mid-19th Century New York, Mona Fastvold’s The World To Come is a gorgeously realised portrayal of relationships both burning with passion and burnt out long ago, of the yearning romance held in the written word, and of the smouldering, transportive power of the physical embrace. Shot on grainy, textural 16mm … Continue reading The World to Come – Review
Epic in both narrative and scope, Black Messiah is an incendiary, tragic, uncontainable force of a film.
Jordan King dissects this incredible film. Continue reading Judas and the Black Messiah – Sundance Review
by Jordan King British documentarian Sam Hobkinson’s Misha and the Wolves, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Documentary Competition strand, is a constantly shapeshifting, twisting, turning documentary that deconstructs the truth and lies of one Misha Defonseca, forming in the process a compelling investigation into the very art of storytelling itself. The story of Misha Defonseca is a remarkable, utterly unbelievable … Continue reading Misha and the Wolves – Review