Maya Dardel by Magdalena Zyzak & Zachary Cotler

Maya Dardel is the fascinating story of a once-great author who publicly announces that she will commit suicide and wishes to find an heir before she does so. The forthright Maya Dardel explains that she is looking for capable and skilled male writers to apply and “women need not apply, because I don’t like women’s... Continue Reading →

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Stranger Things by the Duffer Brothers

With The Mummy and Ghostbusters receiving reboots and, with a new Jumanji film on the way, there is an undisputable rise of nostalgia for family-friendly horrors. Joining the line-up is Netflix’s outstanding show Stranger Things. Set in 1980s Indiana, the series focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) by his... Continue Reading →

God’s Own Country by Francis Lee

Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country is a beautifully-crafted film with tough, sensual scenes delivered by the excellent lead actors: Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu. Johnny (O’Connor) works at his family’s farm but battles with dejection and anger with heavy drinking and casual sex; Gheorghe (Secareanu) is a Romanian migrant worker who is hired... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Idols by Kyoko Miyake

Did you know that 10,000 teenaged Japanese girls between identify themselves as “idols”? Or that these idols are a $1 billion a year industry? Kyoko Miyake’s Tokyo Idols is a captivating documentary which explores Japan’s fascination with girl groups and the cultural obsession with young female sexuality and the growing disconnect between men and women... Continue Reading →

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