AlRawabi School For Girls: A Thrilling and Thought-Provoking Lambasting of Patriarchy

Film critic Calum Cooper writes about the power and themes of Netflix’s criminally underrated Arabic drama series, AlRawabi School For Girls. Continue reading AlRawabi School For Girls: A Thrilling and Thought-Provoking Lambasting of Patriarchy

Film Review: Zola

Runtime: 87 minutes Director: Janicza Brown Writers: Janicza Brown, Jeremy O. Harris, A’Ziah King (based on the Tweets by), David Kushner (based on the story by) Stars: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo By Tom Moore The second its trailer dropped, the latest film from A24 and writer/director Janicza Bravo, “Zola”, showed a lot of promise in delivering something truly one of a kind … Continue reading Film Review: Zola

TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “7 DAYS”

Year: 2021 Runtime: 86 minutes Director: Roshan Sethi Writers: Roshan Sethi, Karan Soni Stars: Karan Soni, Geraldine Viswanathan By Peggy Marie Adding into the mix of films featuring romance during Covid, Tribeca gives us what one is to presume, a fun comedic look at dating, but not regular dating, dating from the point of view of more the traditional arranged marriage ways with “7 Days”(2021). At the start of the film, … Continue reading TRIBECA 2021 REVIEW: “7 DAYS”

SIFF 2021 Review: Slalom

Year: 2020 Runtime: 92 minutes . Directors: Charlene Favier Starring: Noee Abita, Jeremie Renier, Marie Denarnaud By: Tom Moore Writer/director Charlene Favier delivers a tense and captivating take on sexual abuse in sports with her feature directorial debut “Slalom”. Favier greatly establishes the highly competitive atmosphere and attitude found within the film’s two central characters Lyz (Noee Abita), a driven and aspiring young slalom skier, … Continue reading SIFF 2021 Review: Slalom

SXSW Exclusive Review: The Carnivores

Writer/director Caleb Johnson’s sophomore effort, “The Carnivores”, has a lot of strong intrigue, allure, and character to entrance viewers into its strange story of how man’s best friend is dividing a couple and making one of them oddly obsessed with raw meat.

The film follows Alice (Tallie Medel) and Brett (Lindsay Burdge) as they are divided by Brett’s dog Harvie as his illness is causing him to slowly die. Although Brett wants to spend every last second with him since she feels she has so much history with him, Alice feels like he’s ruining everything. With Brett pretty much being obsessed with Harvie, Alice is starting to feel left out and it’s causing a major rift in their intimacy and love for one another. However, after Alice’s sleepwalking and her issues with Harvie come to a head, Harvie goes missing and the two women begin to uncover strange, beautiful, and even horrifying parts of one another. Continue reading SXSW Exclusive Review: The Carnivores