Film Review

A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons in intense and surprising ways.

Film Review

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Film Review

Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests develop a budding romance while living the same day over and over again.

Television Review

A wealthy New York therapist’s life is turned upside down after she and her family get involved with a murder case.

Director Peeter Rebane and leading actor Tom Prior ( The Theory of Everything and Kingsman: The Secret Service) fought to bring Sergey Fetisov’s memoir of a secret love affair between two soldiers in the Soviet Air Force to the big screen. Co-written and co-produced by the pair, Firebird is a sensitive if not slightly melodramatic true story of gay love in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

Firebird opens in 1977 with Sergey (Prior) serving his last few weeks of conscription. …

Beth (Jane Watt) lives with her mum Ruth (Camilla Ah Kin) after the death of her other mum Lillian (Rhondda Findleton). While her three adopted siblings have moved on, she still feels stuck in her grief and duty to her mothers.

The Greenhouse is an exploration of memory and grief. What starts as a standard tale on accepting grief, it soon starts to delve into magic realism. Beth, in a state of insomnia, discovers a greenhouse on the land surrounding their beautiful rural home. Through the mist and the fog, she discovers she has stepped back into her memories. …

The 2021 BFI Flare festival opened with Jump, Darling, the feature debut of writer/director Philip J. Connell. On the surface it’s an overdone tale of a young man escaping the big city to live with his ailing grandmother, instead it rejects the narrative of a film about two generations coming together to clash over perspective into an examination on mental health, loneliness and discovering your passion for living.

After getting dumped by his boyfriend, aspiring actor and drag queen Russell (Thomas Duplessie) leaves Toronto. He ends up at his grandmother, Margaret’s (Cloris Leachman) house in Toronto where a stopover to…

Long Live Rock… Celebrate the Chaos highlights the often-misunderstood fandom and how their lives have been forever changed by their passion for rock music. Fans and artists share why they’ve dedicated their lives to rock and roll and discuss the unique relationship they have with their fans.

Filmed at various rock festivals throughout the UK, the documentary mixes interviews with famous rock musicians with talking heads from some of America’s most dedicated fans. Long Live Rock…Celebrate the Chaos features interviews with members of Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot and Halestorm, amongst others. …

Amy Poehler’s latest directorial debut, Moxie, has landed on Netflix. The film follows Hadley Robinson’s ( I’m Thinking of Ending Things) Vivian, a shy and book-smart 16-year-old. Vivian breaks out of her shell when the everyday sexism at her school finally breaks her.

Rockport High looks like every American high school, defined by its cliques and attractive jocks. Vivian and her best friend Claudia ( Legion’s Lauren Tsai) don’t fit any cliques. The lifelong best friends are too busy worrying about getting into college to care about sports and boys. Much like the lead pair of Booksmart, they are dedicated…

Television Review

A young African-American travels across the US in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

Amelia Nancy Harvey

A Bournemouth based freelance writer who specializes in film, culture, lifestyle and LBGTQ writing. A former bookseller, EFL coordinator and copywriter.

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