Castro’s Spies

Review by James Mahon Castro’s Spies (Ollie Aslin and Gary Lennon, 2022), is a wonderfully engrossing documentary on a subject that remains relatively unknown in popular culture. On the surface level it may seem like a relatively nuts and bolts spy story, yet it reveals itself as a stinging polemic of American foreign intervention, andContinue reading “Castro’s Spies”

Daisy Jones & The Six 

Review by Leah Kelly Daisy Jones And The Six ,(Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, 2023) adapted from the wildly successful novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of the best book to screen adaptations I’ve ever seen in many ways though it is not especially faithful. Very clearly inspired by Fleetwood Mac, the bookContinue reading “Daisy Jones & The Six “


Review by Isabella Littler Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont’s second feature, Close (2022), paints an incredibly intimate portrait of the relationship between two young boys. Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele) are inseparable, sharing everything from beds to families. However, the extent of their relationship is questioned by classmates upon entering secondary school. ThroughContinue reading “Close”

Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods

Review by Gabe Gurule Inside Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods (Dir. David Sandberg), there is a good movie.  The movie follows a family of adopted foster children, who when they utter Shazam!, are transformed into superheroes possessing the powers of Greek deities. They have to stop a trio of Greek goddesses who seek toContinue reading “Shazam 2: Fury of the Gods”

The Berlinale Report

By Cat Earley What do you imagine when you think of a cinema? Is it the crunch of buttery popcorn? The hurried footsteps on the blacktop as patrons scurry to their seats? The dimming of the lights before the big event? Now, what about a film festival? Is it pretentious voices wafting towards directors inContinue reading “The Berlinale Report”

The Future Tense – DIFF Part 2

Review by James Mahon The Future Tense ( Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, 2022) should not work cinematically. As a video essay format it seems more suited to a YouTube or Podcast platform in the tradition of Joe Rogan et al. Yet definitely unlike a Joe Rogan podcast, The Future Tense not only works, butContinue reading “The Future Tense – DIFF Part 2”

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Review by Chiara Gregor Writer and director Pawo Choyning Dorji’s debut feature-film Lunana – a Yak in the Classroom (2019) was submitted to the Oscars for Best International Feature not once but twice; so it must have surprised both the Bhutanese as well as the international audiences when it was included in the nominations theContinue reading “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”