The problem with Parabellum isn't its craft. If judged by the technical artistry of its action you would say its sensational. There are at least 5 truly fantastic set pieces that demonstrate the amazing talents of Keanu Reeves (Siberia, Bram Stoker’s Dracula) director Chad Stahelski and his stunt team, and editor Evan Schiff. You can see them putting their all into this movie. Yet it all starts to feel so superficial without any relatable stakes or emotional [...]
Wild Rose is a fictitious musical Drama that follows Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley: Beast) a country-obsessed Glaswegian bursting with raw talent. She dreams of becoming a Nashville star but is tied down with unwanted responsibilities. The film begins with her fresh release from prison where her short temper and feistiness quickly reveal themselves. Instead of reuniting […]
It's miraculous that Minding the Gap never feels self-serving or preachy, but it simply never does. It's a sensitive study on manhood in today's climate peppered with keen observations on race and class to boot, whilst also celebrating the culture of skateboarding and it's therapeutic qualities.
Hard-edged but beautiful, Capernaum is a harrowing film from Nadine Labaki that fizzes with anger and contemplates with care. It's a superbly directed and wonderfully acted story about robbed childhood has stayed with me since I first saw it.