21, writer & artist, she/her
‘Your ghosts follow you. They never leave.’
As his debut feature, Remi Weekes’ His House is packed to the brim with commentary and this is a film I’ll likely discuss, and recommend, for a long time.
Weekes documents the horror, and inescapable trauma, of the refugee experience - particularly at the hands of the British asylum system and systematic racism. The pressure to adapt to a new environment while simultaneously handling displacement, racism and trauma is portrayed through the nightmares and…
'Love one another.'
Another classic Spike Lee joint, the auteur employs his anguish and his confidence throughout the unfolding of Da 5 Bloods. With bold storytelling, in-depth character studies and constant travelling between the past and the present, Lee paints a picture of real tension as four friends journey back to Vietnam on a hunt for their friends remains - and the treasure that they left there so many years prior. However, Lee's film is much more than just a…
Saint Maud presents itself as a story of the darkest depths of loneliness and what this can really do to a person such as our beloved Maud. Sent to be a carer for a dancer and choreographer who is slowly dying from lymphoma, Maud tries to save her, but ultimately this is not the fate her God has decided for her.
Rose Glass captures the trauma that Maud has faced wonderfully on screen - or at least, as wonderfully as you can…