The Mauritanian

Review by Cat Earley In a climate of increasing political tension and particularly aggressive surges of nationalism, the decision to adapt the story of a man who spent 14 years imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay is a commendable one. From the very beginning, Kevin Macdonald’s The Mauritanian (2021) is faced with the impossible task of providingContinue reading “The Mauritanian”

Judas and the Black Messiah

Review by Lila Funge “You can kill a revolutionary, but you can’t kill the revolution.” Striking. Powerful. Enraging. These are the words that came to mind when the credits for Judas and the Black Messiah began to roll down my screen. Director Shaka King proves he can stand with the greats in this gripping biopicContinue reading “Judas and the Black Messiah”

The White Tiger

Review by Saoirse Mulvihill The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani, 2021) is the dark, rags-to-riches story of Balram Halwai (effectively portrayed by Adarsh Gourav) within India’s corrupt democracy and classist caste system, adapted from the novel of the same name. It is an excellent film for anyone who wants to view a faithful representation of IndianContinue reading “The White Tiger”

Space Sweepers

Review by John Dugan Despite a name that would suggest a larger than life story, Space Sweepers (Sung-hee, 2021) remains a film strongly centred around the humanity found in its story and the emotional grounding of its characters. The main cast consists of pilot Tae-Ho (Song Joong-ki), Captain Jang (Kim Tae-ri), engineer Tiger Park (JinContinue reading “Space Sweepers”