‘Foster Boy’ — A Misguided Message: Review

Foster Boy is deprived of emotional depth by choosing to become a predictable courtroom drama instead of an exploration of trauma of its title character. Michael Trainer, a corporate lawyer, is forced to represent Jamal. The young man is in a legal battle with a for-profit foster agency that placed him in a dangerous situation. […]Read More

Trailer Released For Pixar’s ‘Luca’

Sun and sea-monsters abound in the first trailer for Luca, which has been hotly anticipated since announced in July. Luca is set in the beautiful seaside town of Riviera, Italy, where 13-year-old Luca Paguro lives with his friend Alberto Scorfano. In addition to enjoying a life of leisurely adventures, the two have to disguise the […]Read More

‘The Little Things’ — A Painfully Outdated Bore: Review

The Little Things is written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Founder). It follows Deacon (Denzel Washington) and Baxter (Rami Malek), two detectives investigating a series of murders of young women. As they get deeper into the case, Deacon gets pulled back into a world he had to leave under mysterious circumstances. The film’s […]Read More

Interview: Emanuela Rossi on Women, Fatherhood and Religion

Emanuela Rossi, director of Darkness, explores the themes that have inspired her first feature, as well as the film’s prophetic nature. Darkness was released in 2019, when Covid was still an unexplored threat, lurking in the background. So, the first striking theme of the film is its resemblance to our current situation. In fact, it’s […]Read More

‘Darkness’ — A Strangely Prophetic Experiment: Review

Director Emanuela Rossi delivers Darkness with impeccable timing and clear intention. Through a use of a genre uncharacteristic of today’s Italian cinema, she creates a film that is strangely prophetic and largely effective. Darkness begins in a world in which women are not allowed to leave the house. 17-year-old Stella and her two younger sisters, […]Read More

When The Killer Stares Back: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ At

Thirty years on from its initial release, Elisabetta Pulcini explores how The Silence of the Lambs both acknowledges and panders to society’s infatuation with serial killers. Our obsession with depravity isn’t new. From Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (429 BC) to Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), the public have always been morbidly entertained by the darkest aspects of human […]Read More

‘The Queen of Black Magic’ — A Thrilling And Gory

With charismatic leads, clever writing and enticing visuals, Kimo Stamboel’s latest film is a thrilling watch that delivers disturbingly unforgettable gore.   The Queen of Black Magic follows the story of a family that goes back to visit the orphanage where their father grew up after its owner falls ill. As the history of the […]Read More

British TV Sees Record-Breaking Export Sales, Despite Pandemic

Unlike other parts of the entertainment industry, British television saw record export sales this year, nearing $2 Billion. Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, UK TV exports generated a record-breaking £1.48 billion – a 6% increase since last year’s earnings, according to a Pact report published on the 23rd of November. Dramas like Chernobyl, His Dark Materials, The […]Read More