Mainstream film consciousness often excludes purely African narratives. Films dedicated to the plight of mainland Africans primarily deal with issues such as government corruption, humanitarian abuses, and otherwise traumatic events, which, while they may acutely reflect the socio-political struggles associated with the African experience, do very little to tell the stories of African peoples. My Continue Reading
A daring and delicate debut from director Natalie Erika James, “Relic” is a horror film which is as all consuming as its subject matter. It has now permanently lodged itself into my very psyche with a petrifying precision.
In the late 2000s, the name Ryan Gosling was synonymous with the heartthrob type. While he acted in numerous films that challenged that persona (particularly Half Nelson and Lars and the Real Girl), the minimization of his work due to his appearance was unshakeable. Even as he portrayed isolated and broken men, the playboy-lover roles Continue Reading
Scratch Cinema Podcast: Fallout is Getting a Live Action Adaptation, House of Hummingbird is a Triumph, & Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Remains Great
Should Fallout be made into a series? How is House of Hummingbird one of the best of the year so far that not enough people have seen? Should you check out Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts?
A Secret Love is one of a few queer documentaries that has been released on Netflix in the last few months and just in time to enjoy during Pride. It follows the lesbian relationship of Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue where they reminisce on their shared life as they move into a retirement home and Continue Reading
It was 1971 in Woodstock, New York when a rickety summer camp for disabled teenagers catalysed the beginning of a groundbreaking revolution, subsequently inspiring a landmark disability rights movement. These teenagers grew up to help forge a path towards equality and political change for disabled people across the United States. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution Continue Reading