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JUMPCUT ALL THE WAY: The Santa Clause (1994)

Directed by: John Pasquin Starring: Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson and David Krumholtz. Written by Chris Gelderd 38-year-old Scott Calvin (Allen) is spending Christmas Eve with his young son Charlie (Lloyd), splitting time equally between his ex-wife Laura (Crewson) and her new partner Neil (Reinhold). While […]

REVIEW: Shadow of a Gun (2018)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Micah Van Hove Starring: Dominic Pino, Jacob King, Brett Baxter Written by Jessica Peña Micah Van Hove’s latest film Shadow of a Gun is a harrowing and meticulous slice of work that closes in on America’s gun culture, but more significantly on its psychological […]

CAMFF 2018: Lemonade (2018)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Ioana Uricaru Starring: Mãlina Manovici, Dylan Smith, Milan Hurduc Written by Elena Morgan Mara (Mãlina Manovici) is a young Romanian woman working in America when she meets and marries Daniel (Dylan Smith). After she brings her nine-year-old son Dragos (Milan Hurduc) to America, things are looking […]

CAMFF 2018: Júlia ist (2017)

Year: 2017  Directed by: Elena Martin  Starring: Elena Martin, Oriol Puig, Jakob D’Aprile Written by Elena Morgan Júlia (Elena Martin) is an architecture student from Catalan who is set to go to study in Berlin for a year thanks to an Erasmus programme. Once she’s there she’s completely alone for […]

CAMFF 2018: Burning (2018)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Chang-dong Lee Starring: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon Written by Elena Morgan When Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jeon) goes to Africa she asks her old schoolmate Jong-su (Ah-In Yoo) to look after her cat. When she returns with enigmatic Ben (Steven Yeun) who she met in Africa, Jong-su is dismayed and feels pushed out by the two of them. Burning is a slow-burn of […]

CAMFF 2018: High Fantasy (2017)

Directed by: Jenna Cato Bass Starring: Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz Written by Elena Morgan Four young friends go on a camping trip in the heart of the South African wilderness. The vast farmland they’re staying on belongs to Lexi’s (Francesca Varrie Michel) family […]