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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