Sink – Review

When people think of dramas centred around the working class in Britain, you think of EastEnders, gangster flicks, or kitchen sink dramas. The varying interpretations of working class people on TV and film range from gritty and naturalistic, to stylized and extreme. With new film Sink, director Mark Gillis takes his drama back to the more natural, if darker side of the spectrum. Focusing on … Continue reading Sink – Review

East End Film Festival: Blue My Mind – Review

Adolescence is a tricky time. It is one shrouded in nightmarish hormonal changes that rage within us. Hair sprouts from every crevice, even ones you didn’t know existed. There’s all these smells that your body produces much to the ire of those around you. Emotions twirl and dip and glide, causing you to transcend different personalities all in the same day. What’s worse is that … Continue reading East End Film Festival: Blue My Mind – Review

East End Film Festival: Tigre – Review

There are parts of this rich, rich world that are unknown or undiscovered to us. Idyllic spaces of vast greenery, dream-like water flowing copiously through the leaves and soils, and creatures of all-kinds creeping across the jungle floor. Within these spaces, not coveted by most Western eyes, are communities of people thriving on their own accord. In these pockets of isolation, there are equal bouts … Continue reading East End Film Festival: Tigre – Review

East End Film Festival: House Without Roof – Review

The idea of family is one tricky beast to navigate. There are people around you who are intrinsically linked to you, no matter how hard you try to sahek them off. Bound by blood (that sounded more Gothic than I thought,) and diligent with duty, you could clash and bicker personally but still have to be lumped together. Of course, once you hit a sweet … Continue reading East End Film Festival: House Without Roof – Review

East End Film Festival 2018: The Man You’re Not – Review

Charlie (James Wren) is an unlucky in love gardener, who’s told by all his friends that he’s simply too nice. In an effort to spice up his dating life and build up his confidence, his flat mate and neighbour encourage him to pretend to be different people in order to date several women and get a taste of what he’s been missing. It goes well … Continue reading East End Film Festival 2018: The Man You’re Not – Review

East End Film Festival: Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts – Review

It is probably best not to tell you too much about Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts, the third feature from Indonesian director Mouly Surya. It tells the story of a widow farmer, Marlina (Marsha Timothy) who is visited one day by an old man on a motorcycle, Markus (Egi Fedly), who tells her that he and his six buddies are going to steal all … Continue reading East End Film Festival: Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts – Review