Film Review | Chocolate Cake (2017)

“Chocolate Cake“, a 2017 short film by Brittney Grabill, is a romantic conjuring of the tangential ideations that exist in every charged moment—a visual poem of the mind engaged, leapt into possibilities, wakefully conscious to rummage for rationale and insight. Jenny and Tim are on a date, and as they share a slice of cake […]

The Dead Zone (Review)

1983 was an important year for David Cronenberg. Last week I reviewed the first of his two films released that year, Videodrome, which I found to be a great artistic leap for the director from his previous features, showing instances of the narrative and (in particular) visual brilliance he is now recognised for. Given Cronenberg’s […]

Never Happened (Review)

Canadian director Mark Slutsky makes a lot happen in his eight minute short Never Happened. A man and his pregnant wife say goodbye for the weekend as he’s off on a business trip with a (female) colleague. The short shifts back and forth between the events of the weekend and the man’s retelling of the […]

Videodrome (Review)

The works of David Cronenberg have always been a draw for me, flaws and all. Given his fondness for depicting grotesque body horror, which has made me squirm on more than one occasion, it would probably be fair to assume that I am just a glutton for punishment. The real reason, however, is that The […]

20th Century Women (Review)

Writer-director Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women is about a single mother and her rapidly growing son who live in a time when America’s growth felt physical, like you could touch it. In 1979, in California, the death of a decade and the birth of another converged to form a watershed moment in American culture. This […]