And Breathe Normally (2019)

Lára (Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir) is a single mother living in Iceland with her young son, Eldar (Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson). She doesn’t make much money, and even when she seeks work as a border control officer, it isn’t sufficient to support their lives. As a result, they are forced to leave their home and take refuge…

Guava Island (2019)

When news broke in 2018 that Donald Glover, alternatively known by his musical pseudonym Childish Gambino, was working on a secret film project, to be helmed by his creative partner Hiro Murai (who directed Glover in some episodes of Atlanta as well as the groundbreaking “This Is America” music video, a watershed moment for contemporary…

Old Joy (2006)

Mark (Daniel London) is about to become a father. One afternoon, he gets a call from an old friend, Kurt (Will Oldham), who has just arrived in town and wants Mark to accompany him on a journey to the Bagby Hot Springs, a natural wonder that is well-hidden in the forests of their native Oregon….

The Deep End (2001)

Everything about The Deep End is terrific. It is the epitome of exactly what a good thriller should be – it isn’t overly complex, but rather intelligent in the story it tells, with a tense atmosphere and a quiet intensity that pervades the central storyline and elevates it into the realm of the utterly chilling….

Wise Blood (1979)

Hazel Moates (Brad Dourif), an eccentric young man returns home from war, discharged after being wounded. His home in what is assumed to be Georgia has been abandoned and stands as a neglected, looming farmhouse without any signs of life. Hazel’s outlook on life is one of considerable gloom, most likely a result of what…

La Pointe Courte (1955)

For the last twenty years of both her professional and personal life, Agnès Varda made films that saw her reflect on her career and all of her experiences as a filmmaker and as a person in a radically shifting world – it seemed like she was always on the verge of saying farewell to her…

Crimes of the Heart (1986)

Three sisters reuniting in the farmhouse that they grew up in, in their rural Mississippi community. Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart is a staple of community and amateur theatre and has been a reliable production ever since debuting decades ago, with its story of family and community resonating with audiences. It also received the…

Native Son (2019)

From the very first moment of Native Son, the audience is overwhelmed by the dizzying blend of visual style and narrative intensity. Rashid Johnson, in his directorial debut, uses his career as a postmodern artist to create a beautiful reimagining of Richard Wright’s incredible novel, bringing it into a contemporary context that serves to be…

The Breaker Upperers (2019)

Jen (Jackie van Beek) and Mel (Madeleine Sami) are best friends that run a very different kind of relationship agency – rather than matching people together, they specialize in tearing them apart. When someone is in a relationship they want out of, they venture to the humble offices of “The Breaker Upperers”, who have a…

Us (2019)

Jordan Peele has always had his finger firmly on the pulse of the human condition – this was evident in his groundbreaking comedic work on Mad TV and Key &  Peele, but it has been proven to be one of his most remarkable talents through his transition into a horror film auteur, the likes of…