Persian Lessons – Review

https://youtu.be/5FdRKMQMj4o Directed by Vadim Perelman Screenplay adapted by Ilja Zofin Russia, Germany, Belarus/ 2020/ 127 mins ★★★ Treading the line of invention is a difficult option, and potentially dangerous when devising a Holocaust survival story. But in the end, director Vadim Perelman‘s Persian Lessons has little intention of maintaining authenticity throughout; instead, focusing on specific aspects which, tragically, … Continue reading Persian Lessons – Review

Scammed – The Space UK

Written by Joan Greening ★★ Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “You might be entitled to PPI”. How about this one: “Have you recently been involved in a car accident…”. The expansion of accessible technology has both enhanced and hindered lives, as scammers use direct access to our communications and vulnerable moments with … Continue reading Scammed – The Space UK

Over The Moon – Netflix

https://youtu.be/26DIABx44Tw Directed by Glen Keane Written by Audrey Wells USA/ 2020/ 95 mins ★★★ Fairy tales and stories sit at the hearts of children and move with them as they come to understand the world and its intense complexities. When her mother passes, and her father slowly begins to introduce a new partner into their … Continue reading Over The Moon – Netflix

The Man in the Hat – Review

https://youtu.be/aqKpAFdpuyI Written & Directed by John-Paul Davidson & Stephen Warbeck UK/ 200/ 94 mins ★★★★ There’s a tremendous reminiscence of Dante’s Divine Comedy as The Man in the Hattraverses the B-roads of France, beginning in the inferno before ultimately finding a peaceful sense of paradise, accompanied by those he encountered along the way. Though not quite as similar as the … Continue reading The Man in the Hat – Review

Enola Holmes – Netflix

https://youtu.be/1d0Zf9sXlHk Directed by Harry Bradbeer Screenplay by Jack Thorne UK / 2020 / 123 min ★★★★ It’s far from new, the notion of a third Holmes sibling, especially that of a younger, equally (if not more) brilliant sister. This time, with a missing mother, squabbling brothers, and all-new murder plot, Enola Holmes grounds itself in a warm … Continue reading Enola Holmes – Netflix