Film Review: Golden Exits

Alex Ross Perry’s observational Golden Exits offers good performances and a meditative look at lives of young and middle-aged adults. Naomi is a young intern who travels to New York to work temporarily with an archivist. Her arrival disrupts the lives of two families in Brooklyn… Golden Exits revolves around the lives of a group of characters which are somewhat intertwined. […]

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Film Review: The Cured

Writer-director David Freyne’s zombie thriller The Cured boasts a great premise, which is executed pretty well. A cure for a disease that has turned people into zombies has been found. The former zombies have to be reintegrated into society, despite the reluctance of many who saw the horror of the outbreak… David Freyne’s posits a very interesting starting point; that there is a cure […]

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Film Review: Verónica

Paco Plaza’s Verónica is a by-the-numbers demonic possession horror that boasts good production values but little in the way of originality. Teenager Verónica must look after her siblings whilst her mother works. When she and two school friends play with a Ouija board, there are unwanted consequences… Taking place over a three-day period, Verónica is a demonic possession horror loosely based on […]

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Film Review: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Weighing in at 197 minutes, Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library is a behemoth of a documentary. It is an incredibly watchable one too. The New York Public Library has 92 branches throughout NYC. The organisation provides an almost all-encompassing resource for the diverse inhabitants of the city… Ex Libris – The New York Public Library […]

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LFF 2017 Highlights Part 1

It is just about half way through the BFI London Film Festival, and there have been some great films shown. Here are some LFF 2017 highlights from the first week of screenings… LFF 2017 Highlights – Unmissable Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is undoubtedly one of the most romantic films of the year. […]

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