Cryptozoo – Berlinale 2021 Review

by Jordan King Dash Shaw’s hand-drawn adult animation Cryptozoo begins with a hippie couple (played memorably if briefly by Michael Cera and Louisa Krause) having sex in a forest. As Cera’s Matthew compliments his belle’s body from top to toe, the animation demonstrates an abstract approach to form that can best be described as a chimera of pioneer Winsor McCay, oddball auteur Karel Zeman, the … Continue reading Cryptozoo – Berlinale 2021 Review

The Columnist – Review

by Jordan King The pen is mightier than the sword, or so the saying goes, but sometimes you just can’t beat sticking a troll with the pointy end. This is the basic idea behind Dutch director Ivo Van Aart and writer Daan Windhorst’s The Columnist, a darker than dark satire that radically imagines a scenario where a liberal journalist takes bloody revenge on the incels, … Continue reading The Columnist – Review

The 93rd Academy Awards 2021 – Nominations

It’s everyone’s favourite time of year…. We cheer, we moan, we rage and we delight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences release their nominees for the Oscars. Even with a year like 2020, where it felt like there was nothing to see, it’s been made abundantly clear that there was an excellent spread of cinema to choose from. Let’s take a look … Continue reading The 93rd Academy Awards 2021 – Nominations