GFF2022 Review: The Worst Person in the World

Year: 2021 Runtime: 128 minutes Director: Joachim Trier Writer: Joachim Trier Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum By Calum Cooper Existential crises were an oddly recurring theme in 2021’s filmography. That might not be surprising, given the current state of the world, but there were many thoughtful, gripping films (or comedy specials in Bo Burnham’s case) that explored the simultaneous beauty and anxiety … Continue reading GFF2022 Review: The Worst Person in the World

GFF2022 Review: Where is Anne Frank

Year: 2021 Runtime: 99 minutes Director: Ari Folman Writer: Ari Folman Starring: Ruby Stokes, Emily Carey By Calum Cooper Anne Frank is a girl whose story everyone has heard; a Jewish teenager whose life was taken far too soon by the evils of the Holocaust. Yet her diary, published by her father, has ensured that her creative talent and emotional insights have lived on for … Continue reading GFF2022 Review: Where is Anne Frank

GFF2022 Review: Nitram

Year: 2021 Runtime: 112 minutes Director: Justin Kurzel Writer: Shaun Grant Starring: Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, Essie Davis, Anthony LaPaglia By Calum Cooper “Nitram” (2021) is a disturbing film by design, yet even as I write this I’m unsure if this is to the film’s benefit or detriment. It is somewhat reminiscent of Todd Phillips‘ “Joker” (2019), a film that, while technically well crafted, … Continue reading GFF2022 Review: Nitram

GFF2022 Review: Bergman Island

Year: 2021 Runtime: 105 minutes Director: Mia Hansen-Love Writer: Mia Hansen-Love Starring: Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Anders Danielsen Lie By Calum Cooper Mia Hansen-Love’s “Bergman Island” (2021) is a soulful ode to the balance and conflicts between art and life. The creative process is one full of struggle and elation, two juxtaposing things that can often occur simultaneously. Whether writing a story or … Continue reading GFF2022 Review: Bergman Island

GFF2021 Review: Rosa’s Wedding

Year: 2021Duration: 1h 37mWriter/Director: Icíar BollaínStarring: Candela Peña, Sergi López, Nathalie Poza By Caz Armstrong Following from her 2018 hit documentary “Yuli”, Spanish director Icíar Bollaín brings us a bright and upbeat comedy full of feel-good moments and sunshine. Rosa (Candela Peña) is dedicated and dependable. She is relied upon by everyone in her life to always pick up the pieces. She takes care of … Continue reading GFF2021 Review: Rosa’s Wedding


Year: 2021Duration: 1h 16mDirector: Minna DuftonStarring: Joana Andrade, Johanna Nordblad By Caz Armstrong Have you ever stared your fears in the face and been bold enough to overcome them? This inspirational documentary by Finnish director Minna Dufton is a deeply personal profile of Portugal’s first female big wave surfer which will not only leave you in awe but stir up your soul. Joana Andrade enjoyed … Continue reading GFF2021: BIG vs SMALL

GFF2021 Review: Truman & Tennessee

Year: 2020Duration: 1h 26mDirector: Lisa ImmordinoStarring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto By Caz Armstrong Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s latest documentary shows us the 40 year friendship between literary giants Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams in their own words. Despite the 13 year age difference, the men were very alike in many ways. This documentary serves as more of a compare-and-contrast than focusing particularly on their relationship. Indeed, … Continue reading GFF2021 Review: Truman & Tennessee