REFRACTED GLORY – Bradley Jamrozik & Gabriel Hudelson


Original Review by Alan Rogers Hummingbirds are amongst the smallest birds in the world and are an ornithological wonder. When hovering in mid-air their wings are beating at typical rates of 50 times per second and one cannot fail to be amazed at seeing how expertly they can control their manoeuvrability, being able to fly…

WISHIN’ AND HOPIN’ – Matthew Llewellyn


Original Review by Alan Rogers Based on Wally Lamb’s bestselling novel Wishin’ and Hopin’, Colin Theys’ 2014 film follows Felix (Wyatt Ralff), a 10-year-old boy growing up in small-town Connecticut in the mid-1960s. It’s a nostalgic tale following Felix’s experiences in the lead up to the staging of his school’s Christmas Pageant (an older Felix…

HAIDER – Vishal Bhardwaj


Original Review by Alan Rogers Indian director Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2014 film, Haider, is an adaptation of the William Shakespeare tragedy, Hamlet. The story’s setting is transferred from the Royal Court of Denmark to the insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of the mid-1990s. Upon receiving word that his father has gone missing, poet Haider returns home to find…