Into the Labyrinth – Review

https://youtu.be/zql5i-kCmgw Written & Directed by Donato Carissi Italy/2019/130mins ★★★ It’s all just a game to some people. After fifteen years, Samantha Andretti awakens inside St. Catherine’s hospital, police at the door and a mysterious Dr Green observing her. Andretti’s only memory of her time away has been playing various games with an unidentified kidnapper, lost … Continue reading Into the Labyrinth – Review

The Glass Man – Review

https://youtu.be/6M8Pvdst_7g Written & Directed by Cristian Solimeno 2011/ UK/ 108 mins ★★★ What a premise. What a deep-seated deconstruction of abusive and toxic masculinity. What a cast of accomplished performers, and what a shame. Just shy of a decade ago, Cristian Solimeno’s The Glass Man saw a limited release. Now, towards the tail end of 2020, this psychological … Continue reading The Glass Man – Review

Ropes (Cordes) – Digital Release

https://youtu.be/cQYd16DxOlc Directed by José Luis Montesinos Written by José Luis Montesinos & Yako Blesa Spain/2019/87mins ★★★ Service animals have transformed the independence of countless people across history, enabling autonomy of those living with life-altering circumstances. Elena, a young woman, paralyzed from the neck down, save for minimal movement in her right arm, struggles with accepting … Continue reading Ropes (Cordes) – Digital Release

Max Winslow & The House of Secrets – Review

https://youtu.be/EesMGylaMfE Written by Jeff Wild Directed by Sean Olson ★★★ Throughout 2020, being indoors has offered us the opportunity to explore the places we call home. To familiarise each nook and cranny, and know the inside of the door frames from the brickwork outside. For Max Winslow however, life is a little duller, and she … Continue reading Max Winslow & The House of Secrets – Review

Saint Maud – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/EXs2-TY9qok Directed & Written by Rose Glass UK / 2019 / 84mins ★★★★ In a sold-out event for Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, horror seems to be the genre encouraging people back into the world of cinema. Rose Glass’ psychological thriller (a debut piece nonetheless) Saint Maud plummets the audience into the morose and obsessive mindscape of a young, seemingly good-natured … Continue reading Saint Maud – Edinburgh Filmhouse