Girl Upstairs MAIN

A Girl Upstairs – Review

Paintings, as far as cinema is concerned, are not to be trusted. Just ask Madeline / Judy in Vertigo or Stanley Uris in IT. There is something unnerving about a set of eyes blankly following you acro...
Monkey Man

Monkey Man – Review

Dev Patel’s impressive directorial debut, Monkey Man, is a film full of hyperbolic contrasts. A seven foot fighter, built like a barrel, towers over his scrawny opponent in the ring. Glass and steel ...
Edge of Summer Lucy Cohen

Edge of Summer – Review

Perhaps only some of our readers can remember family “staycations” back in the early 1990s. There were no mobile phones, no internet and no real notion of time. You tried to make friends with whoever...
Opponent

Opponent (Motståndaren) – Review

Milad Alami’s second feature length film opens with a stark white screen – enough to make you think you’ve already gone snow blind in the Swedish-Finnish border town in which it is set. There’s a thu...
In Flames

In Flames – Review

There has been a plethora of feature-length debuts celebrated at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, with writer / director Zarrar Khan joining in festivities. His film, In Flames, breezes effortlessl...
Coup!

Coup! – Review

There is nothing subtle about Joseph Schuman and Austin Stark’s Coup! The opening voiceover, complete with commentary about total lockdown, an errant president and the poor dying in their thousands w...
A House in Jerusalem

A House in Jerusalem – Review

Grief and ghosts often make for good company. It is when we are at our lowest ebb that we often look for answers or signs that we would not normally seek out. And, of course, a presence or a voice of...
only the river flows

Only The River Flows – Review

The 1990s in China was a period of extreme flux. As state-owned businesses and structures began to disintegrate, unemployment and corruption began to seep in. Many eagerly embraced the rise of consum...