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.

Birds of Prey review – Harley gives us the DCEU movie we deserve

Birds of Prey is a dynamite girl-powered superhero movie exploding with ultra-colour and a butt load of fun. Yan’s wonderfully stylised film isn’t afraid to get silly (and sweary) compared to the royal mess that was 2016’s Suicide Squad. Think of a slightly tamer Deadpool without all the insufferable meta BS.

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. 

Iranian film festival – don’t miss the short films in Screenshot this weekend

The Iranian Film Festival is upon us once again and has fast become one of the Czech Republic’s best new film festivals. From recent award-winning features like Bani Khoshnoudi’s immigrant tale Fireflies to classics like Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday, the festival boasts a diverse programme able to cater the likes of anyone.

Scandi month at Movie Barf Monday – comedy, drama and body shaming

This month, to celebrate Film Europe’s Scandi Film Festival, we’ll be screening four Nordic titles with both Czech AND English subtitles at my weekly film night Movie Barf Monday in Edison Filmhub! From erotic drama and laugh-out-loud comedy to toxic relationships and a powerful documentary on body shaming – we’ve got your January sorted! Get your tickets!

Jojo Rabbit review – Taika Waititi’s inventive WWII satire is hilarious

Taika Waititi’s new film is a creative take on WWII misery and is absolutely hilarious at times, as it is upsetting, and unfortunately that does mean it’s a little tonally off, but its strength is in its children – they drive this film. And the debut performance of Roman Griffin Davis as the lovable Nazi-obsessed ‘Jojo’ is one of the most memorable of the year.