Film · POC Filmmakers · Review

Fast & Furious 8: I don’t care what you Americans call it.

It’s called Fast & Furious 8 here in the UK. Seems to be Fate of the Furious in other markets. Misleading; there don’t seem much fateful or furious about this joint. We open in Cuba, I guess the lifting of the embargo has made it the new hot place for films to visit. It is… Continue reading Fast & Furious 8: I don’t care what you Americans call it.

Analysis · Podcast

Looking at: How fantastical identities help our culture approach real ones

Following up on a previous article on the works of the McElroy brothers I’m today writing about another of their podcasts, The Adventure Zone. If you are intrigued you can find the series here, I would strongly advise listening from the beginning; maybe then this whole piece might sound a little less like garbage. To… Continue reading Looking at: How fantastical identities help our culture approach real ones

Cold Takes · Film · Review

Some Cold Takes: The Lost City of Z and Ghost in the Shell

The Lost City of Z Patriarchy’s one hell of a drug innit? Percy Fawcett can just go off to Bolivia, searching for his lost city, neglecting his wife and children who carry on in England without him. Whiteness is toxic. He tries to disrupt paternalistic eurocentrism by searching for civilisation in Southern America, yet neglects… Continue reading Some Cold Takes: The Lost City of Z and Ghost in the Shell

Updates · Weekly Roundup

The Weekly Roundup 16/04/17

Sundays are for apologising for not keeping schedules, even if they are ones you only agreed with yourself. Well that and catching some content, an opinion softball into that mitt we call the brain. Zach Braff’s Going in Style wants so desperately to be topical but forgets to be intersectional. Remember: If your statement ain’t… Continue reading The Weekly Roundup 16/04/17

Female Filmmakers · Film · Review

Raw: I just realised, it’s probably about vegetarianism too…

Holy shit. Holy shit y’all. Holy shit. Raw is Julia Ducournau’s first feature. It’s the sort of first feature people dream of making. The sort of debut that means something. It’s a French language film the screened in the UK with the standard Universal Pictures ident at the lead, that don’t just happen here. Not… Continue reading Raw: I just realised, it’s probably about vegetarianism too…

Film · POC Filmmakers · Queer Filmmakers · Review

I Am Not Your Negro: A tonic for the blind

Most of the time I’ve spent ‘writing’ this review has actually been spent researching James Baldwin. Reading extracts from his essays, novels, plays; watching him appear on the talk shows that the film extracts from; that famous 1965 Cambridge debate with William F. Buckley Jr. to whom the film rightly does not give a voice.… Continue reading I Am Not Your Negro: A tonic for the blind

Cold Takes · Film · POC Filmmakers · Review

Some Cold Takes: Life and Chips

Life Life is a film by perverts. Serious. The ISS horror flick is, when it’s not trying to be Gravity, the most legit affecting horror movie I seen recently. Mostly cos the setting turns the cabin the woods into something weird and new. Not without its problems, given everything gotta be so technical, we treated… Continue reading Some Cold Takes: Life and Chips