An unsolved murder in a mountain village in Southern France feels as if it should be the subject of a Netflix documentary. Instead, this is the subject of Jill Daniels’ latest film (Journey to the South) as she takes a look into the quiet town and its inhabitants. It is a shame that Journey to the South isn’t quite as interesting as the above paragraph … Continue reading Journey to the South – East End Film Festival Review
In Extremis constantly feels unsure of of its genre and the story it’s trying to tell. Is it a psychological thriller? A horror? Or an in depth look at the inner turmoil that comes from having your world turned upon its head? Each of these aspects are present within the film, but they tumble together in a haphazard manner, both vying for prominence within the … Continue reading In Extremis – East End Film Festival Review
Watching a film is always a pleasurable experience in some form or other, be it an independent short that has put its heart and soul into every little detail and allows you to discuss the intricacies that make it so unique and wonderful, to a run of the mill blockbuster sequel that was clearly created by the studio because the previous five films in the … Continue reading 8:30 – East End Film Festival Review
The first thing you notice about this project is its lack of colour. Is this a revert back to old ways; are we now stuck in a winding spiral that’s reversing its way through time, instead of advancing forward? At first glance and by using such a technique it would seem documentary Brexitannia is learning towards one view. Yet, this presents a carefully balanced exploration … Continue reading Brexitannia – East End Film Festival Review
Despite some people (myself included) claiming otherwise, we all need some form of emotional support around us in order to continue functioning as human beings. It is these close bonds that help keep us sane and give us meaning to continue with our daily lives. But what happens if you’re stranded somewhere and can’t find solace in your fellow man? You’ll turn to whatever you … Continue reading Swiss Army Man – DVD & Blu-Ray Review
The Mexican Standoff is a tried and tested storytelling trope; it’s a great way to build tension while maintaining the dialogue necessary to give exposition to the story. Normally, the standoff lasts for a short while before someone shoots or chickens out, leaving the other parties to complete their task. But can you keep the tension and other elements of this storytelling technique and translate … Continue reading Free Fire – Review!