2020

Abe – The truly delicious role food plays in celebrating diversity

This film review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Breaking Glass Pictures Fresh from the 2019 TIFF and Sundance film festival, filmmaker Fernando Grostein Andrade brings us a sweet exploration of cultural and gastronomic fusion. In a film that follows a simple yet nuanced narrative, encompassing themes of both individual and social identity. As we follow …

Moffie (Review) – Repression, desire and social control in 80s apartheid South Africa

Political regimes built on segregation and hate are multi-faceted in their use of control, violence and indoctrination. Often forcing both internal and external discrimination and oppression based on an ideology that fears any difference. In turn, using divide and conquer governance, in ensuring people who do not fit their idealised mould are targeted whether they be internal or external to …

15 Years (Review) – The boundaries of love in a sea of internal darkness

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Breaking Glass Pictures With his debut feature film 15 Years writer/director Yuval Hadadi brings us a film that explores the boundaries of love and belonging in sea of internal darkness. Exploring how childhood experience can directly affect the emotional security of the individual. While reflecting that this may …

The Sharks (Review) – The hormonal energy of the young hunter

‘Los Tiburones‘ This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Breaking Glass Pictures Sharks use a range of extraordinary senses in hunting their potential prey, from electrical energy to smell and sound. But are we as humans any different in our hormonally driven hunt of the people we desire? And does this hunt for a potential …

Love, Antosha (Review) – The artistry, life and legacy of Anton Yelchin

When a young actor dies before their time, their memory can often find itself attached to the manner of their death. Rather than the talent, energy, spark and creativity of their short life. This obsession with the final moments of a public figure has haunted the memory of actors ranging from River Phoenix to Paul Walker and Heath Ledger. With …

The Lawyer (Review) – Two worlds collide in Belgrade

‘Advokatas’ Despite BFI Flare having fallen foul of the current global pandemic. Here at Cinerama Film, we remain committed to bringing you some of the best films this year’s festival had to offer. Working with filmmakers and publicists who have seen world premieres of their hard work sadly delayed or cancelled. We are therefore delighted to bring you a review …

And Then We Danced (Review) – Shattering the personal, cultural and artistic chains of homophobia

I have often commented on the bravery of bringing LGBTQ stories to our screens from those countries where oppression is still rife. But when this bravery is coupled with a mission to break down the stereotypes and perceptions leading to segregation and discrimination. While exploring culture, identity and history that directly influences homophobic actions. Film can not only open doors …

Onward (Review) – Brotherly love in a world that’s lost its magic

It is hard to believe that Toy Story burst on to our screens 25 years ago, changing animation forever. While equally embedding the wonderful worlds created by Pixar into our collective conciousness. However, as time has passed has the magic of Pixar slowly diminished? And can Pixar still find original stories that engage and inspire new generations of children and …

Dark Waters – A stunning dissection of corporate greed and corruption

The legal drama/thriller has been a mainstay of cinema for a number of years. Enthralling audiences with stories of the lone legal professional taking on the military, government or business for public good. However, these drama’s are often simplistic in tone, summarising long and bitter legal battles in 150 minutes of screen time. But with Todd Haynes (Carol) latest film …

The Invisible Man (Review) – The hidden horror of domestic abuse

From the award winning success of Get Out through to disappointing paint by numbers horror of Ma. Blumhouse Productions has provided a mixed bag of quality and innovation since its launch in 2010. However, nobody could dismiss the shear creativity of the modern horror platform that Blumhouse has created. One that has ensured horror in all its forms has continued …