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Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Satirical thriller Nightcrawler beckons us in to the vulturous industry of capturing human roadkill on tape. Apparently, opportunists can make a tidy sum by being first on the scene of a crime and capturing the tragedy – the bloodier the footage, the bigger the buck. A slender, particularly bug-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal is Lou Bloom – … Continue reading

Dear White People

Dear White People

Black face. It wasn’t ok then and it’s not ok now. So hearing that the ‘blacking up’ past time is still used for ‘bantz’ in some American high schools is woefully tragic. But rather than get angry, writer and director Justin Simien has responded with a satirical sledgehammer of a movie – Dear White People. … Continue reading

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station

If you’ve not yet heard about the Oscar Grant case that rocked America back in 2009, don’t Google it. Don’t even watch the tad-too-telling trailer as this is one of those ignorance is bliss movies. Just know that it’s powerful, dramatic and has Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, That Awkward Moment) doing a fine job … Continue reading

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Dwight looks like he’s neither slept or shaved since whatever horrific thing happened, happened. He sleeps in his rusty car, takes baths in other people’s houses and seems to have no real motive for existence. When some unexpected news is delivered by a compassionate police officer, his hobo life is given a much-needed objective: revenge. … Continue reading

Obvious Child: At last we can laugh about abortion

Obvious Child: At last we can laugh about abortion

As taboos go abortion is right up there, particularly when it comes to making jokes about it. It nests alongside female masturbation, female farts and discharge-stained knickers. However, it now seems we’re now in a place where we can tickle our ribs with the sticky topic of unwanted pregnancy (and discharged-stained knickers) as Gillian Robespierre’s … Continue reading

Sundance London 2014: Round-up reviews

Sundance London 2014: Round-up reviews

  Blue Ruin  Dwight (Macon Blair) looks like he’s neither slept or shaved since whatever horrific thing happened, happened. He sleeps in his rusty car, takes baths in other people’s houses and seems to have no real motive for existence. When some unexpected news is delivered by a compassionate police officer, his hobo life is … Continue reading

I Heart Poetry: The selected films

I Heart Poetry: The selected films

‘I Heart Poetry’ was a haven for those both wrapped-up or fed-up with that rose-tinged calendar event – Valentine’s Day. As part of Ideas Tap Love Take over, playwright, spoken-word poet and all round creative wizardress Sabrina Mahfouz, gathered her poetic posse to grace the Rich Mix stage on the cusp of Shoreditch for a … Continue reading