Nangana short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★Directed by: Jamie MurrayWritten by: Jamie MurrayStarring: Googoorewon Knox, Judd English, Anthony ThomasShort Film Review by: Chris Olson Brooding and mysterious, short film Nangana from filmmaker Jamie Murray has such a plentiful supply of suspense, intrigue, and classic storytelling that audiences will find themselves immersed in its narrative.    Two half brothers, Pup (Googoorewon Knox)…

10 of the best films premiering at Toronto International Film Festival

Emma Simmonds 6 September 2018 First Man Big name directors and stars litter this years event with the likes of Lady Gaga, Steve McQueen and Ryan Gosling featured From Gaga to gangsters via adventures in space and love in Harlem, the Toronto International Film Festivalaims to deliver. Although immediately preceded by Venice and Telluride, North…

Dispersion short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★★Directed by: Nikita TrockiWritten by: Nikita TrockiStarring: Alexandre Trocki, Mara Taquin, Thomas BeelenLittle Wing Film Festival Review by: Chris Olson Offbeat French comedy Dispersion is a wonderful combination of the road trip movie (think a downsized Captain Fantastic) with the poignant drama of a family in the process of grieving the loss of their mother….

The Nun review – Messy and underwhelming addition to The Conjuring universe

Kevin Harley 6 September 2018 Messy and underwhelming addition to The Conjuring universe ‘God Ends Here,’ reads a door sign as The Nun opens. It might as well read ‘Abandon hope,’ because this headline outing for nun demon Valak is the weakest entry in the expanded universe of horrors spawned from James Wan’s 2013 smash…

Mister Swolo short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★Directed by: Eric LiddleWritten by: Eric LiddleStarring: Gary Bannon, Jack Anderson, Ryan CaldwellShort Film Review by: Chris Olson Scottish short film Mister Swolo, from filmmaker Eric Liddle, takes a surrealist approach in telling a charmingly barmy tale of characters coming to life from the page with perilous results. Think Inkheart being directed by Quentin Tarantino…

Glasgow Youth Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary

Katharine Gemmell 5 September 2018 Anna and the Apocalypse Check out what the festival’s young programmers have in store for this landmark edition In 2009, the Glasgow Youth Film Festival started life as part of Glasgow Schools Week. Now, ten edition’s later, the festival has grown to occupy a deserved weekend all to itself. What…

Blue Christmas short film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★★Directed by: Charlotte WellsWritten by: Charlotte WellsStarring: Jamie Robson, Michelle Duncan, Lewis McGowan, Thoren Ferguson, Ruth McGhieLittle Wing Film Festival Review by: Chris Olson   Affecting and terrifically layered, Charlotte Wells’s short film Blue Christmas is a stark reminder that Christmas films can still be hugely poignant. Her kitchen sink drama approach to her movie…

Sticks and Feathers documentary | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★Directed by: Thomas GriffithsStarring: Jac HorwoodDocumentary Film Review by: Rachel Pullen Hockey…get some…go team…other loud sporting chants…yeah okay sports, we get it. I like sports, who doesn’t? Be it from watching a professional game, to getting together with pals or your team to play, you can’t deny they are a huge part of our culture,…

Operation Finale film review | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★★ Directed by: Chris Weitz Starring: Ben Kingsley, Oscar Isaac, Melanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Haley Lu Richardson Film Review by: George Wolf   “Whom did you lose?”   “We lost six mill-“   “I’m asking about YOU!”   Operation Finale may be an often gripping take on the hunt and capture of elusive Nazi war criminal…

Stillwater indie film | Film Reviews and Movie Trailers

★★★ Directed by: Nino Aldi Written by: Joseph Rein and Nino Aldi Starring: Tyler Ritter, Paul Elia, Ryan Ray Vincent, Eric Michael Roy, Travis Quentin Young, Nino Aldi, Carlena Britch Indie Film Review by: Hannah Sayer Nino Aldi’s Stillwater follows six old school friends as they reunite on a camping trip to an isolated and uninhabited…