A critique of toxic workplace culture: my thoughts on “Broken Ceiling”

Rating: ★★★★ We’ve all had to endure conference calls at work, and we all know how boring they can be. When I realised that Broken Ceiling takes place almost entirely within a conference call, I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to keep my attention for a full hour and a half. However, I’m pleased to say I was wrong! Broken Ceiling is Adam Davis’ first … Continue reading A critique of toxic workplace culture: my thoughts on “Broken Ceiling”

Short Film Saturdays: “The First Date”

Rating:  ★★★★ 1/2 Running at only 5 minutes, The First Date isn’t wasting any time and I was curious to see how the story would play out. The film follows an unnamed man as he arrives at a restaurant, waiting to meet a woman for a first date. At first he thinks she’s stood him up, but it’s soon revealed something much more sinister is afoot. Director Adam … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The First Date”

“Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

Rating: ★★★ Deciding to have a baby is a big step in many couples’ lives, but sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. Carlos Marques-Marcet’s Anchor and Hope follows two lesbian women who, one drunken night, decide to use their friend’s sperm in order to have a child of their own. It’s not a decision that should be taken lightly, but makes for an interesting story nonetheless. Insemination is … Continue reading “Anchor and Hope”: A heart-wrenching portrait of parenthood & sexuality

“Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Rating: ★★★ 1/2   When I was first introduced to Ekaj, I genuinely thought it was a documentary. The realisation that it was in fact a work of fiction took me by surprise, and this is a testament to the directing style of Cati Gonzalez. She has gone to great lengths to make this film feel as real as possible. None of the actors in the film … Continue reading “Ekaj”: A gritty, raw portrait of a teenage runaway

Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Rating: ★★★★ This month, I had the opportunity to attend the UK premiere of Bizhan Tong’s The Escort. I had a great evening in the Karma Sanctum Hotel’s screening room, amongst fellow critics, fans and the cast and crew. It was an intimate screening which made the whole experience even better. A huge thank you for inviting me to this screening, it was a pleasure to be … Continue reading Lucy Goes To Film Screenings: My thoughts on “The Escort”

Short Film Saturdays: “The Black Hole”

  Rating: ★★★★★ This week, I’m throwing it all the way back to 2008 with a review of one of my favourite short films. I recently re-watched The Black Hole after all these years and really wanted to share it, and my thoughts, with you all. My first encounter with this short was during a Film Studies class back in Sixth Form, so this brings some welcome nostalgia … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Black Hole”

Short Film Saturdays: “Hang Up!”

Rating: ★★★★ We’re all guilty of pocket dialling people, but most of the time the person on the other end doesn’t hear much more than footsteps, background noise, or unintelligible conversations. Unfortunately for Hang Up!‘s protagonist, Gary, he ends up hearing a discussion that reveals a much darker side to his wife, Emelia. One little conversation changes his life forever. Robert Nolan excels in the main role, … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Hang Up!”

Short Film Saturdays: “Another Game”

  Rating: ★★★★ Another Game is the second film I’m reviewing from Big Picture Film Club’s Conspiracy event. Starring one of my favourite YouTubers Stuart Ashen, it was very exciting to sit down and watch it during this screening. I even got to speak to Stuart during the event which was a real honour – thank you for that! The main thing that impressed me about Another Game was … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Another Game”