Albatros (Drift Away) – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King Set amidst a small community on the French coastline of Normandy, actor-turned-director Xavier Beauvois’ latest feature Drift Away is an evocative if not entirely concentrated drama, one which possesses shades of the communitarian persecution commentary found in Vinterberg’s The Hunt, as well as a third act sojourn to the sea that mirrors in many ways James Marsh’s The Mercy. Jérémie Renier stars … Continue reading Albatros (Drift Away) – Berlinale 2021 Review

Middling Earth: Last Christmas – Review

The cinema schedule ticks along like clockwork. Award season films, blockbuster films, and festival films all revolve and rotate seamlessly, with no let up. Come November, a good month before the actual holiday, you can guarantee that we’re going to be inundated with cheesy Christmas films. You know the type. Sickly sweet carols as someone learns to true meaning of life is to be selfish … Continue reading Middling Earth: Last Christmas – Review

Our Last Tango – Review

Our Last Tango is a beautifully choreographed docudrama from start to finish. I realise this is oxymoronic at first glance – how can a biopic about a truly chaotic couple be as rhythmic as the music so close to its heart? I tell you, it is a love story so compelling and beautifully sad that you’ll have trouble believing it was not written by some … Continue reading Our Last Tango – Review

mother! – Review

by Wayne D’Cruz Set in an isolated house, mother is centred on the seemingly blissful life of a once-renowned writer (Javier Bardem) and his young wife (Jennifer Lawrence). Bardem suffers from writers’ block. Lawrence spends all her time renovating Bardem’s home that was destroyed in a fire with everything he held dear, barring the exception of a jewelled stone. As Lawrence toils away tirelessly with … Continue reading mother! – Review

You Must Watch…The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

DON’T PANIC! These are the words emblazoned on front cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a repository of knowledge on how to make your way through the universe for less than thirty Altairan Dollars a day. Provided you don’t stop at too many bars along the way. The TV series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (known here on out as H2G2 … Continue reading You Must Watch…The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy