Review: Babyteeth

Director: Shannon Murphy Stars: Eliza Scanlen, Toby Wallace, Essie Davis Ten years ago, going to the movies got strangely uncomfortable. Following the smash hit Avatar, 3D became the new fad, with all the big studios (and a handful of curious auteurs) jumping on the bandwagon. This repackaging of an old gimmick had its moment of novelty … Continue reading Review: Babyteeth

Review: The Farewell

Director: Lulu Wang Stars: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Shuzhen Zhao It takes a significant amount of hubris on the part of a critic, a blogger (*glances both ways*) or a casual viewer to look at a work of art - the result of many, many collaborations - and say, "I wouldn't change a thing". Have we done any … Continue reading Review: The Farewell

Review: Support The Girls

Director: Andrew Bujalski Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle Support The Girls is a movie set almost entirely at a Hooters-style roadside sports bar and is directed by a man. But even as you draw in breath ready for your long and fatigued exhale, wait. It's also one of the best little indies … Continue reading Review: Support The Girls

Review: The Florida Project

Director: Sean Baker Stars: Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Willem Dafoe A couple of years back Sean Baker came to some people's attention for Tangerine, a joyous Christmas movie that gained soundbite currency for being filmed wholly on an iPhone. This freestyling spirit was warmly embraced and was more than befitting for the movie's "just go and … Continue reading Review: The Florida Project

Review: On Body And Soul

Director: Ildikó  Enyedi Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider A winter forest. Snow bundles rest at the feet of tall, brittle trees. Naked branches jut. A cold stream trickles. Into this peaceful landscape step two deer; a buck and a doe. They stand close. It is serene. It's also a dream shared by two … Continue reading Review: On Body And Soul