Month: June 2019

Sunset – Review

László Nemes, follows the Oscar-winning Son of Saul, with a dark and mysterious costume drama set in pre-first world war Budapest. Sunset is a visual delight taking the classic costume drama and injecting it with a dose of gothic horror. While attempting to thread its story with themes of societal change and the oncoming storm …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – If Beale Street Could Talk

How do you follow the Oscar winning exploration of deprivation, identity and sexual orientation found in Moonlight? If you are Barry Jenkins, you bring us a stunning adaptation of James Baldwins novel. Exploring family, love, racial profiling and endurance in 1970’s Harlem. Showing the endurance and power of love in the face of discrimination, not …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Boy Erased

While clearly and confidently dealing with the emotional abuse of conversation therapy, Boy Erased never quite delivers the emotional attachment to its characters the subject matter deserves. Unlike The Miseducation of Cameron Post in 2017 it struggles to define its core message through the development of its characters, and leaves a slightly bitter taste in …

Ma – Review

The latest addition to the Blumhouse horror stable, dovetails revenge thriller with the classic teen horror format. Creating a hybrid of themes, that at times echos 1992’s The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and at others 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. The end result is a confused film that doesn’t really know …