THE ASSISTANT

The MeToo movement has had such an impact on society in recent times that it appeared a matter of time before we would get films based on the harassment and bullying young women received by predatory men in power. Bombshell recently did so commendably with its retelling of the events that led to the downfall …

CALM WITH HORSES

The theme of loyalty is the driving force of Calm with Horses, a directorial debut within the crime thriller genre set in rural Ireland that sees the pairing of Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan. Here Jarvis portrays an ex-boxer nicknamed Arm who works as a violent enforcer for a tough drug-dealing family operating in the …

FIRE WILL COME

The seemingly-unbreakable bond between mother and son is explored in this often beautifully-shot Spanish drama in the Galician language that deals with themes such as rehabilitation, community and ambiguity in a suitably-paced manner. Fire Will Come focuses on a middle-aged man Amador (Amador Arias) who is released from prison after serving a sentence for arson. …

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