Willy’s Wonderland – Review

https://youtu.be/0v27rfaoB2Y Directed by Kevin Lewis Screenplay by G.O. Parsons  USA/ 2021/ 88 mins ★★ Anyone who has spent more than five minutes perusing the labyrinth of YouTube will likely have come across a peculiar franchise. A name whispered in internet forums with dedicated theorists, fanatical fans, and a deep, twisted, and confusing lore. Five Nights At … Continue reading Willy’s Wonderland – Review

Talking Gods: Persephone – Arrows & Traps

Written & Directed by Ross McGregor ★★★★ Over the millennia, the Grecian pantheon of immortals, gods and goddesses has been the basis for literature, culture, cinema, and other belief systems. The building blocks for many storytelling foundations – the heroic tales of Heracles, the beauty of Helen of Troy or the punishments of Tartarus are … Continue reading Talking Gods: Persephone – Arrows & Traps

Meatball Machine – Review

https://youtu.be/8G9cRhnm0sE Directed by Yudai Yamaguchi & Jun’ichi Yamamoto Japan/ 2005/ 90 mins ★★ There’s something that the cinematic triumphs share with the more peculiar films; you usually have an idea of how things are going within the first few frames. For one, it’s a compliment to setting the tone or a visual style to enrapture. For others, … Continue reading Meatball Machine – Review

Crisis – Review

https://youtu.be/36ACqc0OHGQ Written & Directed by Nicholas Jarecki Canada, Belgium/ 2021/ 118 mins ★★★ The shrapnel of drug abuse and the institutional capitalism surrounding pharmaceuticals has a far-reaching and profoundly dangerous reach. Loosely teasing the strings of genuine incidents with a fictional “non-addictive” painkiller, Nicholas Jarecki‘s Crisis ticks the boxes of respectable casting in Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lily and comes with an … Continue reading Crisis – Review