REVIEWS

5 Apr 2019

Gaslighting is a domestic drama that situates itself within an abusive modern relationship, where one partner expects to share the perfect bond, whilst the other feels the need to cause arguments that amount to bullying, creating an intensely unhealthy environment. The atmosphere of manipulation and intimidation is what informs the film’s title. It comes to the point in the relationship where Victoria (the film’s protagonist) decides she cannot tolerate the way she is being treated and resolves...

23 Mar 2019

Brenda Miller’s filmmaking style is experimental in a social rather than artistic sense. Artistry and craftsmanship are the ostensible preoccupations in her films, but the activities on display here, namely the hand-stitching of buttons, are used more as a vehicle to encourage social interactions. Cherry Colour Buttonholes is just as much a conversational meditation as it is an insight into artisanal practises.

The women in the film are never actually identified. To do so would be beside the poin...