Film noirs ‘The Beast Must Die’ and ‘The Bitter Stems’ exemplify why forgotten films must be restored and rediscoveries trumpeted to the amazement of new generations.
John Mathis’ Where’s Rose, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival 2021, explores the misogynistic darkness behind the charismatic personality.
The Alleys, in the First Feature Competition at the BFI LFF, criticises societal structures that use guilt and shame to control through conformity.
Horror-mystery TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker has a sour take on society that hasn’t dated since the ’70s; hence, its eternal afterlife.
Sci-fi thriller Glasshouse (Fantastic Fest 2021), forces us to confront our collective vulnerability and the reality that we might not survive as a species.
Director Frida Kempff and writer Emma Broström’s Knocking is haunted by a history of indifference towards the feminine voice.
Filip Jan Rymsza’s thriller Mosquito State amps up hyper-reality in a cautionary tale of what the 24-hour news cycle is doing to our brains.