Film reviews and more

Day: 3 March 2015

Film Review: ‘Hyena’

★★★☆☆ Opening films at festivals are often easygoing curtain-raisers that provide a bit of glamour before guests scatter into all manner of inevitable industry after-parties. But guests at last year’s 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival stumbled out of a violent, […]

Film Review: ‘Difret’

★★★☆☆ Zeresenay Mehari’s directorial debut Difret (2014) is a captivating story about a revolutionary period of feminism in Ethiopia as the battle between traditional sacraments and modern ideologies climax over a murder trial and a young girl’s right to self […]

Film Review: Bafta Shorts 2015

★★★★☆ The collection of short films that comprised the nominees pool for the Baftas this year are nothing short of astounding. Each film is quiet yet powerful, situating their characters tenderly into the eye of many an emotional hurricane. Ranging […]