Film Review: Tanna

★★★★☆ “Life is sweet living below the volcano,” says Dain, one of the star-crossed lovers of the South Pacific island of Tanna which gives its name to the Oscar-nominated feature directed by documentary filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Here, islanders do seem at first to have a paradisiacal life. Continue Reading

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Film Review: Moonlight

★★★★★ A coming-of-age tale in three parts, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is a rich and profound character study grappling with questions of race, masculinity, sexuality, class, and love with unerring confidence and poetry. It has taken Jenkins eight years to follow-up his debut Medicine for Melancholy but his adaptation of Tarell Continue Reading