The Current War (Review)

When you expect a “race to create the modern world” one expects either a drawn-out sprint or a condensed marathon, not a relay. This film is exactly that, a relay race, a relay race of subplots and minor characters. And due to that, it can never quite find its genre, or pace. The sparks don’t…

An In-Depth Look at the Lesser-Known Titles at TIFF 2019

It’s that time of year again when the Toronto International Film Festival unveils its line-up and this year more than ever seems to be an incredible assembly of talented filmmakers and even better movies! Each year has its fair share of niche films that fly under the radar. I will take a closer look at a handful of these right here, right now!

Top 10 Films At EIFF 2019

Edinburgh held its annual international film festival last June for its 73rd edition. I was lucky enough to receive press accreditation to the festival and here are my ten favourite films that I recommend checking out if you get the opportunity:

Stand by Me (Review)

Stand by Me is one of the three greatest film adaptions of Stephen King novels, up there with Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile. It is one of the great heavyweights of Stephen King adaptions, and yet, couldn’t be more different from either of them. At its heart Stand by Me is a true coming-of-age film celebrating pre-adolescent camaraderie and adventure. Thirty-three years later this Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film still stands strong.

Stuber (Review)

There will be no five-star reviews for Stuber as it conjures up the remnants of Michael Mann’s 2004 action-thriller Collateral in the shape of a 93-minute comedy that is largely much hit-or-miss, where its co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista try to make the most out of a bad script.

Annabelle Comes Home (Review)

Still riding off of the success of The Conjuring, the third-Annabelle movie promises absolutely nothing and delivers just that. The Conjuring has had several spin-off movies like Annabelle and The Nun each as bad as the other and adding to that list, Annabelle Comes Home feels like little more than a sheer cash-making scheme.

Anna (Review)

Luc Besson is best known for his hit pre-2000 films such as Léon: The Professional, The Big Blue, and The Fifth Element. In 2019 Besson released his latest film, Anna, a no-trills thriller set between a variety of beautiful locations such as Paris and Moscow. And at the epicentre we have Anna¸ an undercover KGB agent…

Midsommar (Review)

Ari Aster’s second film, Midsommar, is all but ordinary in this gripping pagan folk horror. Midsommar brings with it an all too utopian visual aesthetic that few films can match, any sane person would be ashamed to have not appreciated the artistic value. Ari Aster has created films since 2011, but it was only in…