No Data Plan – Document Film Festival

https://youtu.be/7OmtEff1E5o Directed by Miko Revereza  USA / 2019 / 70 mins ★★★ Illegally crossing the border into America isn’t the end of the trials migrants face when desperately seeking a safer, more stable way of life. For Miko Revereza, twenty years after first arriving in the States, travelling anywhere comes with added risk. In making … Continue reading No Data Plan – Document Film Festival

REC – Arrow Films

https://youtu.be/gMT5XqvKRzM Directed & Written by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza Spain/ 2007/ 78 mins ★★★★ The literary device, ‘found-footage’, or epistolary narratives are as antiquated as Dracula or The Screwtape Letter – in filmmaking it’s still a relatively recent subgenre, celebrating its fortieth birthday with the 1980 release of Cannibal Holocaust. Before the endless slew of supernatural remakes and sequels, found-footage was an … Continue reading REC – Arrow Films

Away – Review

https://youtu.be/B-2xxKAPssk Written & Directed by Gints Zilbalodis Latvia/2020/75mins ★★★★★ Turning back, a young boy lives in the shadow of a hulking beast, a colossus of immense stature and being. Shrouded in amorphous black wisps and eyes, no matter how far ahead he escapes the being – its presence follows. Away is a concise, relatively short feature from … Continue reading Away – Review

Strike or Die – Document Film Festival

Written & Directed by Jonathan Rescigno ★★★ Through the silence, memory wails its loudest song. A sleeping city, slowly engulfed by an almost cognitive fog, rolling its way across the high-rises and sinking deep into the earth. The usual perverse light of streetlamps, neon signs and cars are all but choked out by the creeping … Continue reading Strike or Die – Document Film Festival

GirlPlay – The Space UK

Written by Sarah Richardson Directed by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth ★★★★★ Perplexing though it may be, sex is still a taboo subject for many people. People with ‘cringing’ attitudes towards women’s autonomy, exploration and understanding of their bodies through masturbation, and physical interactions with others.  GirlPlay undresses the ideas of keeping sex and love in the bedroom, moving … Continue reading GirlPlay – The Space UK