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”

Short Film Saturdays: “61 Hugs: The Rehabilitation of an Overthinker”

Rating: ★★★★★ Hugging 61 strangers you encounter on the street. Hands up if that would terrify you. Yep, same. It’s no secret to any of you that I struggle with anxiety,  which made the premise of CK Goldiing‘s documentary even more fascinating to me. I’m sometimes scared to hug people I know, let alone strangers. Describing himself as an overthinker, CK ventures out onto the streets of Sheffield … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “61 Hugs: The Rehabilitation of an Overthinker”

Short Film Saturdays: “Anxiety”

Rating: ★★★★★ This week, I’m taking a look at a short film that really resonated with me. I recently put up a tweet letting you guys know that I was struggling with some mental health issues, and I was overwhelmed by the amount of love and support I received from everyone. It seemed fitting that today I should review Anxiety, a film that perfectly depicts what it’s like … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Anxiety”

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: “Maren”

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Maren is a German-language short film about a woman who plans to meet her husband for dinner, but finds death personified at the table instead. It’s a delightfully morbid concept that I was very excited to learn more about, as I love anything psychologically thrilling. Thank you to writer/director Ludo Vici for getting in touch and sending it my way. Straight away, I was … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Maren”

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: “The Super Recogniser”

  Rating: ★★★★★ This week I’m back with another review from Big Picture Film Club‘s ‘Conspiracy’ event. I’m so excited to share this with you guys as it was my favourite of the night, for reasons which I’ll delve into below. Shoutout to writer-director Jennifer Sheridan for speaking with me after the screening, it was so nice to meet you! The Super Recogniser follows Jacob, who is … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Super Recogniser”

Short Film Saturdays: “New York City Sketchbook”

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Sketchbooks are commonplace amongst artists, but have you ever seen one come to life before? In Willy Hartland’s New York City Sketchbook, we see the candid and honest sketches move before our eyes as they tell a story within this iconic city that provides a backdrop for many films and TV shows; a city that we all know even if we haven’t set foot in it. … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “New York City Sketchbook”