Now on Netflix: The Body Remembers When The Body Broke Open (2019)

When a chance encounter on the side of a street brings two young Indigenous women together in a moment of violence, they each are confronted with the different realities they exist in, while living in country that is still coming to terms with it’s violent past towards the First Nations people. Based on an experience…

Parasite (2019)

  Bong Joon-ho’s latest dark, socio-thriller Parasite combines class rage, deception and a scathing view of contemporary Korean society to create a masterpiece in unnerving storytelling, and a strong contender for one of the best films of the year. The Kim family eek out an existence in a cramped semi-basement flat in a poor neighbourhood, finding menial…

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Barry Jenkins’ acclaimed follow up to the entrancing Moonlight is a lyrical and heartbreaking adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, a richly layered and visural depiction of the black experience in America. In 70s Harlem Tish Rivers (Kiki Layne) reflects on her relationship with Fonny Hunt (Stephan James) that spans her entire life, from childhood friends,…

Roma (2018)

  It’s been hailed as one of the best films of the year by multiple critics and film organisations and is no doubt leading the way in terms of Oscar buzz. Alfonso Cuarón’s tale of a young maid in a middle class neighbourhood as Mexico’s “Dirty War” between the right-wing government and left-wing student and…

Now on Netflix: Good Girls (2018-)

Something a little different today as I’m going to be writing about Good Girls the new Netflix original TV show. You may or may not have seen the trailer, three suburban women all desperate for money in different ways decide to rob a local supermarket. All they need is one big payout and then they’re done. Or…

Now on Netflix: The Lady in the Van (2015)

Based on the memoir of Alan Bennett (and written by him) The Lady in the Van is a quiet gem of a film that tugs at your heartstrings. The action begins in the countryside with a black screen as we hear a squeal of brakes and a loud thump as a window screen suddenly shatters…

Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

You may have heard of Yorgos Lanthimos from Dogtooth, a film set in a house that no one is allowed to leave, or maybe from his English language debut The Lobster which starred an array of well known talent.  His new, disturbing  and intriguing film Killing of a Sacred Deer will haunt you long after you’ve left the cinema, the previous hour…