REVIEWS

29 Jul 2019

Sometimes there are works of art that just do exactly what it says on the tin. If I told you, without you seeing it, that there was a short film called Knitting and Walking, you’d be hard-pressed to misjudge the film's premise. There is an interesting rationale to the chosen subject – a kind of therapeutic, multi-tasking flaneurism that attempts to address, through sightseeing and handcrafts, a kind of love for and interest in the city.

  

The film’s locations are never ex...

28 Dec 2018

In 2018, the UK saw policing reach the point of near collapse. Budget cuts led to regional police forces diminishing drastically in size, with basic aspects of the service – answering phone calls, crime investigation, neighbourhood policing and attending emergencies – in danger of becoming unsustainable. It is an ongoing and, of course, a worrying state of affairs that has had the public in despair and the government up in arms. In sharp and satirical fashion, Liam A. Matthews’ The Thinning Blue...

27 Dec 2018

Motivation, hard work and determination are the key components in achieving success whether in business, sport or life in general. It is the key message at the heart of I Am, a 30-second sportswear commercial from American director Christoper Eadicicco. Intended for an advertising spot, the short film is ultimately a routine branding exercise designed for Kimurawear, "Canada’s leader in quality martial arts supplies". But, in a very short space of time, it attempts to do so much more.

The film be...