The Fate of the Furious

Very few film fans could have predicted the sensational longevity that The Fast and the Furious franchise has endured since the original film’s simple Point Break with cars conception way back in 2001. It is a longevity that has at times strained cinematic credibility, even more than the length of the runway scene in The…

Aftermath

The effects of grief, accountability and personal catharsis are all explored in the aftermath of a horrific plane crash in this Arnold Schwarzenegger-led film based on real life events. How do you move on with your life when everyone that you loved has been taken from you? This is what Roman Melnyk must ask himself…

Population Zero

It is almost inconceivable now to explain to audiences in what is now the age of information, the fervent sense of lore and mythology built around the release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999. With all the talk of fake news as of late, a different sense of uncertainty existed regarding how communication transpired…

The Age of Shadows

The innovative Kim Jee-Woon films have always been characterised by a stylistic blend of film genres. A Tale of Two Sisters is recognised as one of the most influential Korean horrors ever due to its stunning visuals and challenging story, while The Good, the Bad, the Weird was not only a widespread hit but also…

The Olive Tree

A poignant family drama, a rhythmic road movie, an alluring fable with undertones and symbols that punctuate a heart-warming modern metaphor, Icíar Bollaín’s multi-faceted film The Olive Tree is a tale rooted deep in cinematic magic. One of the many charms of The Olive Tree is in the astonishing number of ways in which this…