BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Dragonslayer’

★★★☆☆ Director Tristan Patterson’s award-winning documentary Dragonslayer (2011) (SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best documentary feature) documents the life of Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval, a jaded skateboarding veteran living in the sun-drenched, extreme sports-loving town of Fullerton, California.Skreech’s skateboarding career has almost grounded to a complete halt and despite his local Continue Reading

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘She Monkeys’

★★★★☆ Swedish director Lisa Aschan’s debut feature She Monkeys (2011) is a hormonally-charged coming-of-age drama, depicting the conflict between two teenage girls, and stars Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin and Isabella Lindquist. On the cusp of maturity, 15-year-old Emma (Paradeiser) lives with her younger sister, Sara (Lindquist), and their father, Ivan Continue Reading