Review: Bakerman

Written and directed by David Noel Burke, Jens (Mikkel Vadsholt) has a midlife crisis and chooses to settle some old debts. Also starring: Brian Hjulmann, Siir Tilif, Mia Lerdem, Kiera Nielsen, Hanna Elisa O. Arge and Pejman Khorsand-Jamal. Continue reading “Review: Bakerman”

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Review: The Cat and the Canary (1978)

In a remake of the 1927 original, itself remade in 1939, a group of heirs get together in a decaying mansion to listen to a 20-year old will and learn who will inherit the family fortune. The occasion is interrupted when they also learn that a homicidal maniac is on the loose. Starring: Honor Blackman, Michael Callan, Edward Fox, Wendy Hiller, Olivia Hussey, Carol Lynley, Daniel Massey, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Peter McEnery. Continue reading “Review: The Cat and the Canary (1978)”

Review: Is This Now

Written and directed by Joe Scott, following Ingrid (Sabrina Dickens) as a young woman having gone through more than her fair share for her short years, navigating her way through wild waters of emotion and adolescence with the help of music. Also starring: Brigid Shine, Anu Hasan, Ruth Millar, Fabien Ara, John Altman, Jonathan Burteaux, Andy Brophy, Carl Wharton, Stevee Davies, Aaron Jeffcoate and the ladies of JOANovARC. Continue reading “Review: Is This Now”

Review: Frances Ha

If you were looking for a New York bohemian version of a quarter life crisis, presented in crisp black and white, then look no further than Frances Ha. Directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written with lead actress Greta Gerwig, the story of a New York woman with no fixed address, a job that’s slowly disappearing and is pushing for her dreams, while not really knowing what they should be. Also starring: Adam Driver, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Michael Zegen, Charlotte d’Amboise and Grace Gummer.
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Review: Pronoia

A man and a woman wait out a rainstorm in a hotel lobby some place between “here and nowhere”. When the TV news reports the disappearance of a high-ranking Pentagon official, neither he nor she know of the ramifications it will have on their brief, seductive encounter. Written and directed by Nick Efteriades and starring Stelio Savante, Hannah Jane McMurray and Lou Mast. Continue reading “Review: Pronoia”

Review: Alone

A very significant and satisfying part of writing reviews here at Film Carnage, is covering a multitude of indie films, including quite a few short films, however this is without a doubt the shortest ever reviewed here at a whopping 2 minutes in length. In a close-knit team creation, Alone is directed by Tofiq Rzayev, who is also the cinematographer and co-written with Mehmet Fatih Güven, who also happens to be the star of the film, with a score by Gergö Elekes. Continue reading “Review: Alone”

Review: Wonder Woman

This review is coming to you, several weeks after viewing in an attempt to be unbiased and unaffected by initial impressions that aren’t always reflective of opinions with time. The reason why this is important will become apparent but for now, for anyone who has been living under a rock and isn’t aware, Wonder Woman is the latest solo outing in the DCEU, bringing Gal Gadot back to the big screen, after her explosive introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film takes place at the height of World War II and after a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes on the island of Themyscira, home of the Amazons, Diana leaves home to aid him in fighting this terrible war. Continue reading “Review: Wonder Woman”