Joseph Marcell who played the butler in Fresh Prince of BelAir; plays the role of butler Mr. Pageant, an actor of extraordinary talent, his comedic deadpan delivery of dialogue has been copied by many and has yet to be equalled. The script written by Isher Sahota superbly complements the film; it gives the actors the freedom to really come out in this period drama. Rosalind, … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – GOODNIGHT HENRY: Starring Joseph Marcell from Fresh Prince of BelAir
The opening scene of rundown apartment blocks conjured images of economic inequality, poor education, gang violence, and more. The film opens up on an average, early morning scene in which a young woman realises her monthly menstrual cycle has begun and there are no period products for her to access in their home. Director Emma Branderhorst has approached female periods with subtlety and resolve to … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW- SPOTLESS: Poverty its many levels and the devastating mental effect on individuals and family life
Albinism: a congenital absence of pigment in the skin and hair (which are white) and the eyes (which are usually pink). Diandra Forrest is a person with albinism, as Rue, she delivers the role with an intense maturity that only someone living in that daily nightmare can. The whole emotion and intensity are further accentuated by the script which is hard-hitting and hurtful to listen. The … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – WAR OF COLORS- I am different not by choice but by birth and I stand proud, I stand tall, I make no apology because I am who I am ‘This is Me!’
Director Laura Waters Hinson and producer Bryan Bello’s docufilm has been presented with a wonderful touch of sensitivity, sincerity, and humanity. The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost. The film progresses at a gentle pace, very much like a slow meandering river; yet the core message is not lost. Two stories … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – STREET REPORTER – Homelessness is an everyday event witnessed by everyday people from every walk of life. They are vilified and glorified by mainstream media and the public in general.
Director, writer and producer Cengiz Akaygün has brought to life one moment in time of a family seeking that way out. The storyline is well scripted and covers the effect, emotionally, physically and mentally the war is having on this small family of three. The mother, played by Halima Ilter, has seen much misery and her experience has hardened, her, she is pragmatic and a survivor not … Continue reading OSCAR SHORTS FILM REVIEW – Aysha – Living in a country riddled by war and destruction, existence and a way out is eked out by being smart, imaginative and quick-witted