A high school disaster film fuelled by wonderfully quirky performances (from big names) and psychedelic animation. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is as whimsical and original as its name. It’s Daria meets Titanic.
From May 10 – 14, Prague’s magnificent Kino Lucerna will host the Taiwanese Film Festival. The programme this year focuses on the films of award-winning director Mong-Hong Chung, including his new film Godspeed.
Opening the Crème de la Crème French film weekend last night was The Unknown Girl – an official selection at Cannes last year that sees a young doctor obsess over the murder of a girl near her office.
The Zookeeper’s Wife, another addition to the holocaust genre that had potential to be fiercely original and thought-provoking, but just ends up being another Anthropoid.
Now in its second year, Weird Europe in Bio OKO is dedicated to the twisted and deranged films at the centre of Europe’s artistic heart. Presented by Aleš Stuchlý & Vít Schmarc, the festival boasts fresh titles that’ll strike a chord deep within your tortured soul, as well as accompanying introductions and talks.
Not to be confused with the Stephen King book, Christine is an unconventional biopic about one Florida news reporter and her struggle adapting to the rise of sensationalist media. A harrowing yet fascinating film, and a career best performance from Rebecca Hall.
Werner Herzog’s latest film is a bigger disaster than the impending ecological doom at the heart of its narrative. A waste of resources, and an immense waste of talented actors. What on earth happened here?
A wonderful feel good romp, bursting at the seams with nostalgia and classic 80s tunes. It’s Once but with lovable teenage misfits.
An unconventional thriller that relies on intense realism and first class source dialogue from the play by David Harrower. Rooney Mara is an unstoppable force.
One of the openers at Febio Fest and an accurate depiction of the events surrounding the Loving’s quest for marriage and recognition in a conservative Virginia, with stand-out performances from all, but moves slowly and could have benefited with a little more drama.