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

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

Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

https://youtu.be/hN6gA9obKxw Written & Directed by Midi Z Taiwan / 2014 / 95 mins ★★ Burmese director Midi Z latest film is a socially conscious remark on the two options facing the poor – both of which risk your life. One is to risk breaking your body with labour, amidst endless hours working for a pittance. The other … Continue reading Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

Get Duked! – Amazon Prime

https://youtu.be/si5C-3F9Pw4 Written & Directed by Ninian Doff  UK / 2019 / 87 mins ★★★ Not much happens in the Highlands, right? An endless majesty of woodland, glens and hills, the Scottish Highlands are home to scatterings of locals, farmers, wildlife, and a few unfortunate kids who have been roped into The Duke of Edinburgh Award. … Continue reading Get Duked! – Amazon Prime

Tigers Are Not Afraid

https://youtu.be/tLKT0gML-oc Written & Directed by Issa López Since the involvement of the Mexican government in 2006, the war on Drug cartels and trafficking have torn apart the cultural landscape of South America, surprisingly without much focus from many Western nations. With upwards of 160,000 recorded deaths, with many children being hidden on the fatality list, … Continue reading Tigers Are Not Afraid