Short Film Review: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

When it comes to countries blighted by war, it’s easy to become used to thinking of that nation as simply a warzone. You read about towns being taken, bases being mortared, bridges being destroyed, thinking of the poor civilians losing their lives in a fashion to which you probably can’t relate. You might forget that in between all of this, the people of this warzone nation are going about their daily lives, however strange or bleak this normalcy might be in comparison to your own.

BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated British documentary short “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” reminds you of this routine (or strive for routine) in quick fashion. Continue reading Short Film Review: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

Short Film Review: Rehearsal

“Rehearsal” is an exceptional short film by director and writer Courtney Hope Thérond, and was recently screened at this year’s LFF. The film follows a young actress who is forced into an uncomfortable situation on a film set during a rehearsal. With the film industry still reeling after the news of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo Movement, Thérond’s film feels very relevant and will more than likely connect with many viewers especially females, who have unfortunately found themselves in similar situations, afraid and unable to speak up. Continue reading Short Film Review: Rehearsal

Short Film Review: Unholy ‘Mole (Satanic Spread)

“Unholy ‘Mole” is a dementedly creepy and thoroughly hilarious body-horror gross-out comedy, which plays like a parody of toxic masculinity. It is quite the treat. Directed by David Bornstein; this is a short film is about a selfish man who sells his unborn son’s soul to Satan and in exchange for having his pregnant wife make guacamole for him; and oh boy does she. Continue reading Short Film Review: Unholy ‘Mole (Satanic Spread)