In The Earth – Sundance 2021 Film Festival

by Jordan King If ever there were a director whose cinematic response to the current pandemic we’re living through was desperately wanted, it may just be Ben Wheatley. Having flexed his elemental folk-horror muscles once before with the spellbinding A Field In England, and having demonstrated a knack for creating devilishly intriguing works with a gonzo get-up-and-go energy like Free Fire and Kill List, the … Continue reading In The Earth – Sundance 2021 Film Festival

The Sparks Brothers – Sundance 2021 Review

by Jordan King Edgar Wright’s latest film and first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, sets out with a simple goal – Wright wants to make the case for the Brothers Mael, Ron and Russell, being two of the all-time great musical artists. Over the course of 140 minutes that flies by in a blur of testimonies, tributes, album breakdowns, lyrical interrogations, animated segments and stop-motion … Continue reading The Sparks Brothers – Sundance 2021 Review

The Dig – Review

by Chris Connor On the face of it Netflix’s latest film The Dig might sound unenticing, a film about an archaeological excavation in the Suffolk countryside.  The dig in question however is the discovery of an Anglo Saxon burial site at Sutton Hoo and one of the most significant finds in UK history.  The Dig is headlined by Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan but its … Continue reading The Dig – Review

Censor – Sundance 2021 Review

by Jordan King The advent of home video in the early 1980s heralded in a glorious new age for film-lovers the world over. After years of having to hope for cinema re-releases or heavily edited TV re-runs to roll around, viewers could pick their poison, pop it in the VHS player, and lose themselves in their latest obsession. As is the way with all great … Continue reading Censor – Sundance 2021 Review

The Capote Tapes – Review

Novelist Truman Capote is known for many things. He crafted phenomenal books such as In Cold Blood (1966), Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948,) and his most famous work Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958.) The opening gay man was also a prominent socialite, attracting wealthy women and friends to his lavish parties where they’d indulge in secrets and sin. The other was his unique voice that was … Continue reading The Capote Tapes – Review

Synchronic – Review

by Jordan King Bringing to the table once again their now-signature style of video store sci-fi, Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s latest feature, Synchronic, is a time travel brain teaser with a tight concept and a whole lot of heart. Running with a bigger budget than than their previous DIY outings, Synchronic sees Benson and Moorhead centre their efforts on a story that revolves around … Continue reading Synchronic – Review