Why I Left The Playground – Malarkey Theatre

Written by Drew Gill Directed by Abbie Craigmyle ★★★ How many of the kids you hung around with in the playground do you still speak to? Unless you’re from a small community, chances are that apart from the occasional message, they likely aren't all that prominent in your life. For all the drama, skinned knees … Continue reading Why I Left The Playground – Malarkey Theatre

Here. Us. Now – Cardboard Citizens

https://youtu.be/jV-ZrCxjoD4?list=PL933iMM6fGYIw78vqbQAreXAlh-cnkI9D Directed by Dorothy Allen-Pickard ★★★ There’s a certain image which comes with the term social housing – several images actually. Most postulated by tabloid papers or exploitative media, one of benefits, violence or the downtrodden. In reality – utter nonsense. A raw, often thriving sense of community exists in multiple social housing estates across … Continue reading Here. Us. Now – Cardboard Citizens

Mama Weed – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/VxJ64hB0G_I Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé France / 2020 / 104 mins ★★★ Drugs are a colossal issue in the city of Paris. Harmless but woefully inept, Chief Phillipe seems to fall at every hurdle whenever he comes close to capturing his target. And without his underpaid, undervalued translator, the police are simply playing catch-up with … Continue reading Mama Weed – French Film Festival

Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

https://youtu.be/4ohhsKXEa-I Written & Directed by Emmanuel Mouret France / 2020 / 122 mins ★★★★ Indiscreet stories make the most appealing tales, the stories we aren’t supposed to know, the Love Affair(s) which people want to keep secret. For aspiring novelist Maxime, he figures the best instigator for a successful novel is the mother of inspiration – heartbreak. … Continue reading Love Affair(s) – French Film Festival

Jumbo – Glasgow Film Festival

https://youtu.be/2KsYw96enww Written & Directed by Zoe Wittcock France/ 2020/ 93 mins ★★★★ Love, it’s what it’s all about. But it’s equally a gargantuan mystery; complex, messy, unrequited, absent, platonic, or romantic – it’s painful. It’s a cauldron of sick feelings and euphoria, an endless battleground of loving others, loving ourselves, and there are some for … Continue reading Jumbo – Glasgow Film Festival