The Guardian recently released a free-for-watch documentary short and Q&A with Iranian filmmakers Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni, who filmed the early days of lockdown in Iran from within their Tehran apartment.
Howl’s Moving Castle and even more Studio Ghibli added to Netflix
Bored in quarantine? Never fear! The final block of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films have now been added to Netflix CZ on April 1st. Classics like Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and many more will join a host of other films already available to stream on the service.
10 underrated films to watch during quarantine
Bored of the quarantine yet? I am too. Home office seems like a great idea in theory… but when you factor in children, a lot of work (or lack of work) and more, you need a bit of an escape. Here are ten films to (hopefully) get you through covid-19. BUT, before you get watching, can I make a suggestion?
10 films to stream this International Women’s Day
Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has somewhat improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, women are finally being put front and centre and receiving more opportunities to play characters outside of the usual tropes and stereotypes seen in your typical Hollywood film. Give these films a watch this International Women’s Day, and think about some other ways that you could participate meaningfully. Happy viewing!
Prague Febiofest postponed due to coronavirus threat
Woody Harrelson will come to town for the Prague International Film Festival Febiofest this March, which will take place from March 19 – 27.
Why Contagion is still the most realistic virus film out there
Those who know me will know that aside from my ridiculous obsession with all things film, I’m also very into viruses… not in a funny way, obviously. I’m fascinated by them and have been itching to do a listicle ‘best of’ one day soon. But until then, here is why Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is by far the best and most realistic virus movie to come out of Hollywood.
Under the Shadow review – genuinely terrifying Iranian horror
A genuine fright fest that like all good modern horrors, relies more on atmosphere than cheap jump scares. With the turbulent backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war and an extremely unnerving folk tale mixed in, Under the Shadow is more than worth your time.