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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

Female Filmmakers · Film · Review

Smurfs: The Lost Village – Some sexist narratives ain’t worth reclaiming

I learned after watching that Smurfs: The Lost Village is unrelated to those other recent Smurfs movies. I just figured it was a sequel. It feels so much like a sequel. Maybe you really need to be aware of The Smurfs as a cultural product to get the full buy in here, the film don’t… Continue reading Smurfs: The Lost Village – Some sexist narratives ain’t worth reclaiming

Female Filmmakers · Film · Review

Free Fire: A competent film about incompetent people

Take how fast and kinetic you imagine Free Fire to be and then half it, and maybe half it again once you’ve done that. Despite being a film about witty gangsters and their high level arms deal, the film is shockingly dedicated to the reality of their incompetence. Seems to take place about an average… Continue reading Free Fire: A competent film about incompetent people