Review: Fyre

A great example of how easy it is to trick the internet culture of today, but also how stupid or deceitful those in charge can be. A Netflix documentary following the disastrous Fyre festival of 2017, a tropical island escape where party-goers could mix it up with supermodels and music stars. Only due to colossal…

Review: What We Do in the Shadows

An awesome little Gothic comedy about vampire flatmates. Set in New Zealand, four vampires from different eras live together in one house and, surprisingly, live very mundane and ordinary lives. Holding flat meetings, delegating whose turn it is to wash the dishes, going out on the town, and of course… seducing and killing people by…

Review: Waltz with Bashir

Nominated in 2009 for the Academy’s Best Foreign film award, Waltz with Bashir is an honest, documentary style animation about surviving war… Following the true events and feelings of director Ari Folman who fought in the Lebanon war of 1982, Waltz with Bashir talks like a documentary but features fully animated sequences of the events…

Review: End of Watch

A slice of life from the perspective of two American police officers on patrol as they encounter increasing dangers, proves to be a hard edged reality tale but has some irksome direction. Ex-Marine police officer Brian Taylor (Jake Gylhenhaal) dreams of having a family, while his squad partner Mike Zavala teases him with the easy…

Review: Senna

From start to finish Senna never stops delivering inspiration, hope, anger, frustration and danger, and all rooted in real events, shown only with archive footage. A documentary that steps beyond documentary trappings. As a follower of Formula One I cannot believe it has taken me so long to watch this film, perhaps it is due…