Review: Rocks

Made with a 75% female cast and crew, and a unique development process that began not with a script, but with a casting process that scoured East London schools for first-time actors capable of conveying the ideas and themes the filmmakers wished to explore, Rocks is certainly a film with an unconventional entry into the world.

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Review: Vivarium

When young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) set out in search of a new home, it’s safe to say they did not expect to wind up playing house with a strange alien child.

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Review: Moffie

South Africa, 1981. Caught in a border war with communist Angola, the government demands every white man over the age of 16 take up arms to defend the Apartheid regime. One of those men is young Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer), a quiet young man that doesn’t fit the mould of the macho South African Defence Force.

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Review: Calm With Horses

In rural Ireland, a man is at war with himself. Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is no stranger to violence, having retired after an accidental death in the ring and spending his post-retirement life as an enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family.

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Review: Parasite

The Kim family can’t seem to catch a break. Destitute and living in a semi-basement apartment, Ki-taek Kim (Kang-ho Song), his wife Chung-sook (Hyae-jim Chang), and both their adult children are unable to find stable work in a jobs market where, as Ki-taek says, 500 graduates are competing for a simple driver’s job.

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Review: The Lighthouse

“Nothing good happens when two men are trapped in a giant phallus.”That’s how writer-director Robert Eggers (The Witch) describes his second feature, a curious tale of isolation and ambiguously supernatural mystery.

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