Bitter Harvest (2017) review

Starring Les Miserables‘ Samantha Barks and The Riot Club‘s Max Irons, Bitter Harvest brings to light a painful part of Ukrainian history: the intentional starvation genocide perpetrated by Stalin on the Ukrainian people in the 1930s known as the Holodomor, a tightly kept secret which the West did not find out about until the dissolution … Continue reading Bitter Harvest (2017) review

A United Kingdom Review | LFF 2016 Opening Gala

Director: Amma Asante Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton There is palpable excitement in the air as the 60th BFI London Film Festival prepares to open its doors tonight with its first film, A United Kingdom, screening in two cinemas tonight (including the star-studded Opening Gala of the festival), one tomorrow night and one … Continue reading A United Kingdom Review | LFF 2016 Opening Gala

The Violators (2016) DVD Review

Director: Helen Walsh Stars: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord Certificate: 15 Special features include: deleted scenes, director & cast interviews, trailer. Set in the post-industrial wasteland surrounding a Northern council estate, The Violators is the daring debut feature film from novelist-turned-director Helen Walsh. Zeroing in on potent social issues, the film’s narrative is a wild … Continue reading The Violators (2016) DVD Review

Wiener-Dog Review | Sundance London 2016

Director: Todd Solondz Stars: Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts, Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn   Not to be confused with the other wiener movie screening at Sundance London this year (the political documentary about New York mayoral hopeful Weiner and the sex scandal that threatened to ruin his career), Wiener-Dog is the newest from US … Continue reading Wiener-Dog Review | Sundance London 2016

Morris From America Review

Directed by Chad Hartigan. Starring Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller, Markees Christmas. In a heartwarming but confused coming-of-age story, Morris Gentry (Christmas), 13, has just moved to Heidelberg in Germany with his dad Curtis (Craig Robinson). He’s lonely, he hates it there, and just when he starts to make friends, “shit” (and I quote) “gets real”. … Continue reading Morris From America Review