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 for … 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 the … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Another Game”

Short Film Saturdays: “In2ruders”

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 I recently had the opportunity to attend Big Picture Film Club‘s Conspiracy event in Shoreditch, where five independent short films were screened. I’ll be reviewing all of them in upcoming Short Film Saturdays posts, so make sure you keep an eye out for those! This week, I’m taking a look at In2ruders by Naeem Mahmood. The film explores a much darker side to the music … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “In2ruders”

Short Film Saturdays: “Family Game Night”

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Nick Ferwerda’s 11 minute horror comedy, Family Game Night, follows the story of your everyday middle-class family as they sit down for some quality family time. You have mum, dad and a son and daughter. It starts out very normal, but soon takes a hilariously dark turn. It sells itself as a horror-comedy, and did genuinely make me laugh out loud in places. I often … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Family Game Night”

Short Film Saturdays: “Pocket Mummy”

Rating: ★★★★   Note: As a non-native speaker, I do recommend turning on YouTube subtitles for this one to ensure you don’t miss any important dialogue. Running at only 6 minutes, Pocket Mummy manages to deliver an important message quickly, whilst still engaging audiences in its narrative and characters. I liked the fact that it was only set in one location and featured three actors, because it adds … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Pocket Mummy”

Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”

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 in the … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”

Short Film Saturdays: “Dinner”

Rating: ★★★ I was sent a screener copy of this film by director Sarah Appleton. First off, thank you so much for trusting me and allowing me to review your film! It always makes me happy when a new film finds its way into my inbox. Something I really admire about Dinner is the fact that it takes huge risks as a film. It’s often difficult … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Dinner”