Category: Drama

REVIEW: Where Hands Touch

Year: 2018 Directed by: Amma Asante Cast: Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Christopher Eccleston Written by Fiona Underhill British director Amma Asante has prioritised telling the stories of black and mixed-race characters in period films during her career so far – a genre where they often they are over-looked […]

First Reformed

Year: 2018 Directed by: Paul Schrader Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston Written by Jessica Peña In Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed,’ we are greeted with a heavy despair and loss of faith through another venture in character study as told through the general perspective of Reverend Ernst […]

Dark River

Year: 2018 Directed by: Clio Barnard Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Dean Andrews Written by Hunter Williams Following this year’s ‘Lean On Pete‘, ‘God’s Own Country‘ and ‘The Levelling‘, the withering farmlands are a dramatic staple of 2018’s arthouse cinema. Clio Bernard’s ‘Dark River’ is a standout among […]

Maturing Youth (Short)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Divoni Simon Written by: Isabel Kruse, Chase Michael Pallante, Divoni Simon Cast: Sean A. Kaufman, Kim Paris, Darleen Rae Fontaine, Rae’l Ba, Joshua St. Leger, Albee Castro, Terrence Keene Runtime: 34 minutes 13 seconds Written by Tom Sheffield “The puzzle of life is for ones self discovery.” Roger is an unemployed, […]

The Seagull & On Chesil Beach

WRITTEN BY FIONA UNDERHILL The Seagull ‘The Seagull‘ is an adaptation of the famous Chekhov play and features a stellar cast. Annette Bening stars as Irina, an established actress on the Moscow stage and Saoirse Ronan plays Nina; a country girl who aspires to make her way onto […]

Tully

Year: 2018 Directed By: Jason Reitman Cast: Charlize Theron, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Mackenzie Davis Written by Fiona Underhill This is going to be a hard review for me to write because I felt this film on a deeply personal level and objectivity is going out of the window. […]

I Kill Giants

Year: 2017 Directed by: Anders Walter Cast: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade Written by Tom Sheffield The poster for this film depicts a young girl stood hammer in hand facing a giant with the words ‘from the producer of Harry Potter’ placed at the very top. Having […]

The Rider & Lean on Pete

Year: 2018 WRITTEN BY FIONA UNDERHILL Two films have come out in recent weeks that are portraits of young men in the American West, made by outsiders. ChloĂ© Zhao is from China and this is now the second film she has made examining life on Native American reservations. […]

Journeyman

Year: 2017 Directed by: Paddy Considine Starring: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Anthony Welsh, Paul Popplewell Written by Dave Curtis Paddy Considine’s first film ‘Tyrannosaur’ was not only a great debut as a director but it was also a stunning piece of film. Released in 2011 to a shower of praise […]