Why I Love… #141: Mayak (The Lighthouse)

Year: 2006 Director: Maria Saakyan Stars: Anna Kapaleva, Olga Yakovleva, Sos Sargsyan Many filmmakers have become enamoured with the cyclical wiring and foibles of memory. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' source novel, Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides framed a '70s suburban tragedy through the unreliable remembrances of the local boys who witnessed it. Christopher Nolan went further, …

Review: His House

Director: Remi Weekes Stars: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu,¬†Malaika¬†Wakoli-Abigaba Remi Weekes' film, new to Netflix, turns the apprehensions and traumas of two refugees arriving on UK soil into the stuff of empathetic nightmares. It's an odd but welcome get for the streaming service, which more often trades in the kind of louder, brighter material that can …

Review: Fire At Sea

The island of Lampedusa sits between Sicily and the Libyan capital Tripoli, occupies approximately 20 square kilometres and, for generations, has been a place of little import on a global scale; primarily known for its modest fishing industry. In recent years, however, its seas have become increasingly busy with shabby vessels transporting desperate migrants toward …