Review: Clemency #EdFilmFestAtHome

As we see racist police injustices highlighted across America, it’s challenging to imagine how the murders of minority groups would unfold if they were done over a longer length of time, if there was conversation and contemplation surrounding the decision to end a human life. “Clemency” (2019) addresses these curiosities with impactful performances led by an experienced, established actor, and an eye-opening composition orchestrated by a director unafraid to tackle the deeply uncomfortable topics under the skin of the United States of America. Continue reading Review: Clemency #EdFilmFestAtHome

Gems, Hustlers and Keepers: 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations

The 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations have recently been announced with Roger Eggers “The Lighthouse” and Benny Safdie and  Josh Safdie‘s “Uncut Gems” being nominated for five awards including Best Director. The other big films to receive multiple nominations also include Alma Har’el‘s “Honey Boy” and Music Box’s comedy “Give Me Liberty”. Out of the six directors nominated for best director, two of the nominees … Continue reading Gems, Hustlers and Keepers: 2020 Independent Spirit Awards nominations

LFF 2019: A Celeberation Of Female Filmmakers

This upcoming Wednesday, (2nd October), is when this year’s LFF (London Film Festival) will be starting. Yours truly will be attending for a few days and doing her best to cram as many films as possible. This year’s festival is quite remarkable in the fact that 60% of films which have been selected for the competition have been directed or co-directed by a female. This is a great achievement for female representation in the industry, especially when we recall how this year’s Venice Film Festival only two films in competition were from a female filmmaker. Continue reading LFF 2019: A Celeberation Of Female Filmmakers