Review: High Flying Bird

Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Kyle MacLachlan It's worth noting when approaching High Flying Bird that Steven Soderbergh's name was hovering around Moneyball before it got passed to Bennett Miller. Some ten years later, the indie perennial has finally made his own iteration, filmed on an iPhone and distributed via Netflix. The streaming giant … Continue reading Review: High Flying Bird

Review: Cam

Director: Daniel Goldhaber Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters Of all professions, the oldest is among the most stigmatised by cinema. Sex workers do not carry much credo on the silver screen, especially in horror where they are almost always unsympathetic victims to whatever raving lunatic is wielding a knife this month. Don't get … Continue reading Review: Cam

Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M Chu Stars: Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina Even more than the western, the romcom has been all but purged from cinemas in recent years. An oft-dismissed genre, its comfort food for the soul and as such often adheres closely to a tried and tested recipe. Innovation is rare because the formula is … Continue reading Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Review: A Fantastic Woman

Director: Sebastián Lelio Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco Triumphant last weekend in the Best Foreign Language Feature category at the Oscars, Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman may have already topped this prestigious accolade by reopening the discussion over the Gender Identity Bill in its native Chile. The film, which makes a sensational star of … Continue reading Review: A Fantastic Woman

Review: Black Panther

Director: Ryan Coogler Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira Black Panther is against binaries. It's against simplistic divisions such as seeing the world as East and West; Northern and Southern hemispheres; first world and third. It's against selective thinking that reduces arguments to black and white; selective thinking that can slice a crisis along … Continue reading Review: Black Panther