Maleficent returns in a sequel that attempts some big ideas relating to violence and terrorism but crumbles a bit when it inevitably caves into being ‘just another kids movie’. All in all though, it was invigorating to see two equally ambiguous female villains go head to head.
Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.
The Beguiled is a splendid adaptation of the 1970s Clint Eastwood feature. Director Sofia Coppola has made a civil war film, but still kept her trademark haze of indie quirk and style.
The Neon Demon is the latest film/style project by controversial Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives). The film is an over-the-top portrayal of models being horrible to each other with extreme gore, edgy synthesizers and an overabundance of neon colour palettes.