REVIEW- Lady Bird: On ambition, mother-daughter relationships and wanting more
Reviews / Women Film-makers

REVIEW- Lady Bird: On ambition, mother-daughter relationships and wanting more

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s first go behind the camera follows our protagonist Christine, who prefers to go by the film’s title (“Is that your given name?” / “Yes. It’s a name given to me by me”). She is set to graduate from her surprisingly progressive Catholic high school and is desperate to escape the small-town … Continue reading

REVIEW- Happy Death Day: On slashers, empowerment and fast-paced fun
Reviews

REVIEW- Happy Death Day: On slashers, empowerment and fast-paced fun

Capturing the cult slasher spirit we know so well and love, Happy Death Day takes its Groundhog Day premise and splashes a wave of exuberant, millennial horror into the mix. Directed by Christopher Landon, known also for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and The Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Happy Death Day knows exactly … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Square: On interpreting the human condition, evolution and modern society
Reviews

REVIEW- The Square: On interpreting the human condition, evolution and modern society

CONTAINS SPOILERS It’s modern-day Sweden, with culture in its epicentre. Christian, a contemporary art museum’s curator has been working on a special show with his group called The Square.  “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.” – states the message of the show. With … Continue reading

REVIEW- Gerald’s Game: On visual manifestations, toxic masculinity and the drive to survive
Reviews

REVIEW- Gerald’s Game: On visual manifestations, toxic masculinity and the drive to survive

This year has certainly seen a rise in Stephen King adaptations hitting the screen. With the release of The Mist, The Dark Tower and the spine chilling new-classic IT, it’s no surprise that Netflix have jumped ahead, working with director Mike Flanagan (known for Oculus, Hush) to create something truly twisted. One woman’s horrific battle … Continue reading