Review: We the Animals

Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world on his own. Directed by Jeremiah Zaga, with: Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, Sheila Vand, Isaiah Kristian & Josiah Gabriel. Continue reading “Review: We the Animals”

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Review: Support the Girls

Support the Girls follows Lisa (Regina Hall), the general manager at Double Whammies, a highway-side ‘sports bar with curves’, who has her normally unstoppable optimism and faith – in her girls, her customers, and herself – tested over the course of a long, strange day. Directed by Andrew Bujalski and also starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, James Le Gros & Lea DeLaria. Continue reading “Review: Support the Girls”

Review: The Astonishing

Written and directed by James Ristas and co-written by Demitra Papadinis, a simple farm girl dies and is resurrected as a mad saint who blazes through a quasi-medieval landscape shouting of hellfire, speaking in tongues and doing battle with the Devil himself. Starring: Demitra Papadinis, Shea Whitehead, Kevin Geezil, Wolfgang Schuler, Scott Nadeau, Alex Dhima, Eamonn McGrail and Lexie Lankiewicz. Continue reading “Review: The Astonishing”

Review: Adult Life Skills

Now, this post may be titled review but here’s a little secret, it should really be called: “Why We Need More Films Like Adult Life Skills”, so if you’re interested, stick around and I’ll tell you why. Written and directed by Rachel Tunnard, starring Jodie Whittaker as a 29 and soon to the be 30, year old who lives in a shed at the bottom of her Mum’s garden and spends her free time making videos with her thumbs as the lead characters. Also starring: Lorraine Ashburne, Brett Goldstein, Rachael Deering, Eileen Davies, Ozzy Myers and Alice Lowe. Continue reading “Review: Adult Life Skills”

Review: The Subject

Written and directed by Sarah BarkerThe Subject follows a young artist’s (Alice Bird) struggle to create the perfect piece of portraiture at a pivotal moment in her career. A feature with a cast and crew filled with female filmmakers, making it a truly independent, British, female made film, which we definitely need in 2019 and makes it the perfect film to be the first review of the year. Continue reading “Review: The Subject”