Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is enthralled by Jennifer Kent’s uncompromising revenge film.
Festivals and Awards
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Late Night to be a disappointingly derivative journey into talk-show production.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes is equally bewildered and entertained by Daniel Scheinert’s latest black comedy.
Chloe Kennedy makes the case that the Cannes Film Festival’s regulations and attitude are due for some drastic change.
Online Screen Editor Jacob Heayes finds Lulu Wang’s latest film a touching and elegant work.
Certain associations are damaged with overuse. School, awkward teens, the nuances of young social lives – perhaps it’s all been done before. But then comes Eighth Grade, breezily making those tired tropes new again. The hook is in the bracing modernity of the piece; the young teenage world it portrays happens right now, allowing genuine […]
How do I even start to review First Reformed? A dense thing, so much of it incurs the sort of sheer fascination that had me clenching the armrests of my seat with casual abandon. That’s a pretentious sentiment, certainly. A film about faith, trauma, and absence might not seem outright transformative. But there comes a […]
Sometimes you just need a film that’s perfectly pleasant. That’s not to say it can’t be bold in that demeanour, possess genuine stakes, or have something to say, but that within these, it still manages to come through with a sense of warm pride. Based on the book of the same name by Emily Damoir, […]
For a film to tackle the numbing effects of post-crisis dissociation with its entire formal being should be laudable. Leave No Trace, however, falls somewhat flat amidst this ambition – funnily enough, mostly due to the success of the attempt. By no means a poor film, it’s instead one that never quite takes off; exceptional […]
When defining drag, it seems there are many variations. To some, or the mainstream, drag queens are cis-males dressing as, and putting on the characteristics of, women. Yet, it is a lot more complex. For starters, there are also drag kings. Both of which do not have to be performed by cis-men/women. More than anything, […]