Review: Brian & Charles

Brian is a lonely inventor who singularly fails in his attempts to create bizarre contraptions. One day, he decides to build an A.I. robot using a washing machine and a mannequin’s head. Lo and behold, Charles the robot, who has a voracious appetite for knowledge and cabbages. This is a wonderful and slightly bonkers British bromance comedy which will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Review: Hive

HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije who, like many other women in her Kosovan patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and increasing grief following the disappearance of their husbands during the the war in Kosovo. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe’s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of the village join together in the struggle to find hope and financial security. HIVE is a potent, inspiring and ultimately uplifting film.

Review: Another Round

Four struggling school teacher friends embark on an experiment to see how their performance is affected by drinking ever-increasing amounts of alcohol during their working day. Mid-life crises and booze form a potent cocktail in this Oscar-winning Danish black comedy, with great performances, especially Mads Mikkelsen.