Short Film Saturdays: “The Interview”

Rating: ★★★★ Short Film Saturdays is back! This week, I’m taking a look at dark comedy The Interview. Running at 7 minutes, this short is minimalistic in both setting and casting, but still managed to keep me hooked throughout. The film follows Robert (Scott Michael Wagstaff), a down on his luck guy, as he interviews for a new role. He’s awkward, desperate and looking for a way … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Interview”

A tale of two queens: My review of “Mary Queen of Scots”

Rating: ★★★ I’ve never really considered myself a massive fan of period dramas, so I tend to approach them with more caution than I would a different genre. After being pleasantly surprised by Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, I suddenly became more excited about Mary Queen of Scots. Whilst I believe the former is a much stronger film, I still had a good time with this one. The performances … Continue reading A tale of two queens: My review of “Mary Queen of Scots”

Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Rating: ★★ 1/2 I love The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series. The Swedish films are excellent and David Fincher’s US adaptation was a decent watch too. Lisbeth Salander is such an iconic and well-written character, so her return to the big screen was met with much anticipation. With a new cast and new story I was looking forward to seeing it, catching a Limitless preview screening … Continue reading Disappointingly Average: A review of “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”

Short Film Saturdays: “A Blind Alley” (LKFF)

This review references sexual assault. Reader discretion advised. Rating: ★★★★ The second film I’m reviewing from the Women’s Voices Shorts Programme is Oh Su-yeon. Running at 27 minutes, A Blind Alley follows school friends Moonyoung and Eunjae, after Moonyoung suffers a traumatic incident and becomes withdrawn. She hides it from Eunjae, refusing to confide in her for most of the film. This short does an excellent job … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “A Blind Alley” (LKFF)

Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”

Length: 9 minutes Rating: ★★★ 1/2 After a long hiatus, I’m so happy that Short Film Saturdays is back! Thank you to everyone for your patience, and I’m committed to making it a regular thing this year. We’re kicking off this round with Conscientia, a film that’s simple but packs a mighty punch. The use of silence in this film is particularly unnerving because it’s commonly associated with jumpscares … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”