Drive-in cinemas return to Prague for the first time in 20 years

Drive-in cinemas are back in the Czech capital for the first time in 20 years! Perhaps this is one of the better things to arise out of quarantine? Enjoy the cinema experience from the safety of your own car. Don’t have one? Might be time to invest!

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!

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.