Last year, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite won the coveted Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then, it’s received plenty more awards, and has been the big film on every cinephile’s lips for months.
Harvey Puttock‘s 12 minute short Yes, Virginia tells the story of a woman with an extraordinary ‘gift’. She can grant one wish to anyone she meets, but the effects are permanent and cannot be undone.
Horror and comedy can be a perfect match, and Deadly Scare is a perfect example of how the two opposing genres can work in harmony to create something brilliant.
Rating: ★★★ 1/2
I wasn’t aware of Richard Jewell’s story until I saw a trailer for Clint Eastwood’s film. But the fact it was based on reality made it even more compelling.
Mason and Jay Save the World is a feel-good short film written and directed by John Woosley, which might be a welcome change from some of the darker shorts I’ve reviewed in the past.
Beyond the classic titles, my knowledge of the war film genre isn’t wonderful. That’s why I was so stunned when Sam Mendes’ 1917 ended up being one of the best films I’ve ever seen.