Review: Miss Juneteenth

Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples Stars: Nicole Beharie, Alexis Chikaeze, Kendrick Sampson The bond between a mother and daughter is at the centre of Channing Godfrey People's gently pleasing Miss Juneteenth; a film which uses the American tradition of pageantry to advance a subtle probe into what it means to be African American in the Southern States. … Continue reading Review: Miss Juneteenth

Review: Hell Or High Water

Director: David Mackenzie Stars: Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster The economics of what keeps the rich rich and the poor poor often seem like a rigged game, especially in our present financial climate. It is with intense anger at this capitalist monopoly that David Mackenzie's modern Western Hell Or High Water finds relevancy. Hell, it's … Continue reading Review: Hell Or High Water

Review: Boyhood

It often feels as though Richard Linklater is taken for granted. Early features such as Slacker and Dazed And Confused earned him respect, but of a particular kind. A seeming begrudged acceptance that, yes, he'd done quite well for a guy who, really, isn't the sort who becomes a cinematic auteur. Linklater appeared too easy-going. As if … Continue reading Review: Boyhood