Agatha Christie and the Truth of Murder – Review

https://youtu.be/2apnlrZmv28 Directed by Terry Loane Writer: Tom Dalton ★★★ n 1926, for eleven days history’s best-selling novelist Agatha Christie underwent her most elusive mystery as she disappeared – the events of which are still unknown. This, as one can imagine, enables a tremendously tempting narrative tool: speculation. From plotting violent revenge against her husband, to … Continue reading Agatha Christie and the Truth of Murder – Review

Edinburgh Tradfest – Wild Mountain Thyme

With thirty-six artists spanning the globe, performing one of most popular Scottish/Irish folk songs Wild Mountain Thyme, The Edinburgh Tradfest is marking what would have been its launch day in the best possible way, bringing the heart of tradition and music into the comfort of our homes. At noon on May 1st, the day the festival … Continue reading Edinburgh Tradfest – Wild Mountain Thyme

Ghost Stories – Netflix

https://youtu.be/hsab-HJ7kqc Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar & Anurag Kashyap Written by Various ★★ Prospects begin highly with a creative, richly designed title sequence from Studio Kokaachi, the team behind Netflix’s Lust Stories, scored to a notably foreboding composition by Benedict Taylor. This time, they’re attempting to make the heart stop, rather than pump, with a quintet of Ghost … Continue reading Ghost Stories – Netflix

Sea Fever – Review

https://youtu.be/OEgysK5W5bI Written & Directed by Neasa Hardiman Ireland / 2020 / 89 mins ★★★ The sub-genre of ecological horror usually finds itself graced by the ‘marvels’ of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening or Cody Duckworth’s Harbinger. These narratives regularly push the ethos of ‘mankind bad – nature good’, with limited tact or subtlety, when, with reworkings and deft narratives, the films’ intentions … Continue reading Sea Fever – Review

Stray Dolls – Review

https://youtu.be/IR-Ao4LOBtM Directed by Sonejuhi Sinha Written by Sonejuhi Sinha & Charlotte Rabate One little crime, that’s all it takes. Someone may commit this out of greed or coercion, perhaps you just want to experience that thrill, or maybe you do it to survive in a cruel, unbalanced society. Sonejuhi Sinha’s directorial feature debut, ‘Stray Dolls’ (2019) … Continue reading Stray Dolls – Review