While At War – Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

https://youtu.be/r6SRiVrUlic Written by Alejandro Amenábar Directed by Alejandro Amenábar & Alejandro Hernández Spain/2019/107mins ★★★★ “Drain the swamp”. “Taking back control”. Or, in the case of Alejandro Amenábar's 2019 release While At War: “Long Live Death”. Amenábar searingly paints a sobering and sturdy (true) story of the tactics utilised at the onset of the Spanish Civil War to quash … Continue reading While At War – Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Plan A – Review

https://youtu.be/FPP_304khFo Written & Directed by Yoav Paz & Doron Paz Germany & Israel/2021/109mins ★★ s millions celebrated the end of World War II, there’s a habit of conjuring this immediate image of the defeat of Hitler as a drawn curtain. In reality, for thousands of survivors of the Holocaust, returning Jewish communities found that, despite … Continue reading Plan A – Review

The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt

https://youtu.be/BsfEAAtZRDs Directed by Ian Boldsworth UK/2021/101mins ★★★★ We have a rather unique approach to the paranormal in this country, don’t we? It usually results in a few F-bombs and Scooby-Doo prats falls. Yet, our obsession with the supernatural and what lies beyond the veil is as ancient as it could possibly be. From Psychics to … Continue reading The ParaPod: A Very British Ghost Hunt

Champion of Auschwitz

https://youtu.be/5CS7KWnRU64 Written & Directed by Maciej Barczewski Poland/2020/91mins ★★★★ It is 1940. And the first transports to the newly constructed concentration camp Auschwitz have arrived. Reclaiming an inspirational account from the Holocaust is a neigh-on difficulty, and even those films which manage lift the tale into problematic avenues. And this is not to say there … Continue reading Champion of Auschwitz

The God Commitee –

https://youtu.be/F6orCn7Ea_Y Written & Directed by Austin Stark USA/ 2021/ 98 mins ★★ The heart is only tissue, bloody and sinewy, yet the value weighed on this organ is extraordinary. Not only from physical and biological necessity but the esteem with which the symbolism of the heart creates conflicts in the matter of organ donation. And … Continue reading The God Commitee –