Review-Lite: Yes God Yes (2020)

Natalia Dyer in Yes God Yes Nobody wants to talk about sex, at least with the people that might actually know something about it. Throw on top of that devout Christian values and a educational system unwilling to treat it with the respect and normalcy it deserves, instead considering it sacreligious and sacred in equal …

Continue reading Review-Lite: Yes God Yes (2020)

Review-Lite: The Photograph (2020)

LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in The Photograph Right from the start of Stella Meghie's The Photograph you are met with an explosion of colour and passion, a warm and sensual feel and a flawed and captivating love story about wanting different things at different times and giving up. However the 70s set story this …

Continue reading Review-Lite: The Photograph (2020)

Review-Lite: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

Robert Forster, Riki Lindhome and Jim Cummings in The Wolf of Snow Hollow The setting is always the same, the small secluded alpine town with the blistering snow storm. The cast of characters from the old time sheriff to the collection of scared townsfolk. The winter horror isn't anything new but in writer/director Jim Cummings …

Continue reading Review-Lite: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)

Review-Lite: Lynn + Lucy (2020)

Roxanne Scrimshaw and Nichola Burley in Lynn + Lucy Framed around the fracturing friendship of titular college classmates Lynn (Roxanne Scrimshaw) and Lucy (Nichola Burley), writer/director Fyzal Boulifa's feature debut is a story of evolution and escalation where the same schoolyard squabbles are painted in a more harmful light, one that runs the risk of …

Continue reading Review-Lite: Lynn + Lucy (2020)

Review-Lite: Folklore – The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020)

Taylor Swift in Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions I've never written a review for a concert film, it felt derivative in a way. Packed out stadiums and very little context does not a movie make. However The Long Pond Studio Sessions playthrough of Swift's first album of 2020 Folklore feels different to the conventional …

Continue reading Review-Lite: Folklore – The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020)

Review-Lite: An American Pickle (2020)

Seth Rogen in An American Pickle Widely publicised as a launch title for HBO Max, the Seth Rogen starring and Brandon Trost directed An American Pickle is a film about finding middle ground, making compromises for those you love, or even those you barely know but want to. Telling the story of Jewish immigrant Herschel …

Continue reading Review-Lite: An American Pickle (2020)

Review-Lite: Eternal Beauty (2020)

Sally Hawkins in Eternal Beauty There is a moment early on in Craig Roberts' Eternal Beauty where the loneliness that permeates every frame of this wonderfully unique and personal picture transitions from comical to tragic as the main story comes into focus. Jane (Sally Hawkins) is the black sheep of the family, whose spent her …

Continue reading Review-Lite: Eternal Beauty (2020)