10 female-led films to stream in the Czech Republic during lockdown

Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, the below list is a mix of recent titles that more than demonstrate that remarkable and inspiring women can now be found everywhere in film, and you should not only listen to what they have to say but give them a round of applause this International Women’s Day. Majority of us are also still in lockdown, so you have no excuse! Happy watching!

The Invisible Man review – one of the best films of the year

The Invisible Man is one of the best films of the year, and most certainly one of the best Blumhouse films, maybe ever. Extremely unsettling and Hitchcockian in nature, Leigh Whannell’s adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic is not only a masterful exercise in slow-burn suspense, but a chilling commentary on domestic abuse.

Horse Girl review – Alison Brie gives the performance of her career

Horse Girl is a lively exploration of one girl’s madness and frustration. What starts off as a quirky indie comedy that we’ve seen a hundred times before soon turns into a wonderfully unique representation of mental health that’s both heartfelt and hypnotic. And Brie is fantastic.

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.

Quick chats: Jozef van Wissem on new album and working with Jim Jarmusch

Dutch composer, musician and lute player extraordinaire Jozef van Wissem (Only Lovers Left Alive) was recently in Prague and Brno to play a couple of concerts as a part of the accompanying programme of Czech Republic’s Future Gate sci-fi film festival.

Interview – Farsi Cinema Center’s Amir Endalah on Czech and Iranian cinema

At this year’s Írán:ci Film Festival, happening throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia until January 31st, I was fortunate enough to meet Farsi Cinema Center founder Amir Endalah and project coordinator Marisa Sittheeamorn to discuss their INCREDIBLE work with the non-profit non-partisan platform, dubbed FCC, and how they bring Farsi film industries with Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan together with the rest of the world.