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PREVIEW: Zola (18)

WHO’S IN IT?
Taylour Paige (Jean of the Joneses), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Nicholas Braun (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Ari’el Stachel (Can Hitler Happen Here?), Colman Domingo (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Ts Madison (film debut), Nelcie Souffrant (The Remembrance), Nasir Rahim (Crossing Thresholds), Sophie Hall (Soft Top Hard Shoulder), Jarquale Stewart (Logan Lucky)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Janicza Bravo (Lemon), director, writer; Jeremy O. Harris (film debut), writer; Kara Baker […]

PREVIEW: Vivo (U)

WHO’S IN IT?
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns), Ynairaly Simo (film debut), Zoe Saldana (Colombiana), Juan de Marcos González (film debut), Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Nicole Byer (Bad Hair), Gloria Estefan (Music of the Heart), Leslie David Baker (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie), Katie Lowes (Big Hero 6), Olivia Trujillo (Por Sofia), Lidya Jewett (Feel the Beat)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kirk DeMicco (The Croods), […]

PREVIEW: Teddy (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Anthony Bajon (Rodin), Christine Gautier (film debut), Ludovic Torrent (film debut), Guillaume Mattera (film debut), Jean-Michel Ricart (film debut), Alain Boitel (film debut), Noémie Lvovsky (Camille Rewinds)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ludovic Boukherma (Willy 1er) and Zoran Boukherma (Willy 1er), directors, writers, editors; Pierre-Louis Garnon (Yo! Pékin), producer; Amaury Chabauty (Vendeur), composer; Augustin Barbaroux (Breath of Life), cinematographer; Beatrice Herminie (Bacon on the Side), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In a small French town, twentysomething loner Teddy […]

PREVIEW: Stillwater (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Camille Cottin (Allied), Lilou Siauvaud (film debut), Deanna Dunagan (The Visit), Idir Azougli (Shéhérazade)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), director, writer, producer; Thomas Bidegain (Rust and Bone), Noé Debré (Dheepan) and Marcus Hinchey (Come Sunday), writers; Liza Chasin (Big Miracle), Steve Golin (The Revenant) and Jonathan King (On the Basis of Sex), producers; Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), composer; Masanobu Takayanagi (Silver […]

PREVIEW: Profile (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Valene Kane (’71), Shazad Latif (The Man Who Knew Infinity), Christine Adams (The Unholy), Morgan Watkins (Wild Bill), Amir Rahimzadeh (Rosewater), Emma Cater (Loulou)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), director, writer, producer; Olga Kharina (Yolki 2), writer, producer; Brittany Poulton (Them That Follow), writer; Andrey Shugaev (Game of Truth), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Amy (Kane), a British journalist, decides to go undercover as a recent Islam convert, so she can infiltrate […]

PREVIEW: Pray Away (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Various
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kristine Stolakis (film debut), director, producer; Jessica Devaney (Roll Red Roll) and Anya Rous (Always in Season), producers; Laura Karpman (Miss Virginia) and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (The State of Marriage), composers; Melissa Langer (film debut), cinematographer; Carla Gutierrez (RBG), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1970s, a group of people struggling with their sexuality in the Christian faith kick-start the “pray the gay away” movement by founding Exodus International, one of the […]

PREVIEW: The Last Letter From Your Lover (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Shailene Woodley (The Fault In Our Stars), Callum Turner (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Nabhaan Rizwan (Mogul Mowgli), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), Ncuti Gatwa (Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans), Diana Kent (Heavenly Creatures), Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin’ Back), director; Nick Payne (The Sense of an Ending) and Esta Spalding (The Republic of Love), writers; Peter Czernin […]

PREVIEW: The Dry (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Eric Bana (Chopper), Genevieve O’Reilly (The Young Victoria), Keir O’Donnell (Wedding Crashers), John Polson (The Sum of Us), BeBe Bettencourt (film debut), Martin Dingle-Wall (The Makeover), Bruce Spence (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome), Julia Blake (Aquamarine), Matthew Nable (Son of a Gun), William Zappa (The Illustrated Family Doctor), James Frecheville (The Stanford Prison Experiment), Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Sequin in a Blue Room), Daniel Frederiksen (Closed for Winter)
WHO’S BEHIND THE […]

PREVIEW: Boys From County Hell (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Jack Rowan (Benjamin), Nigel O’Neill (A Good Woman Is Hard To Find), Louisa Harland (Standby), Michael Hough (My Name Is Emily), John Lynch (Angel Baby), Fra Fee (Pixie), Morgan C. Jones (The Fox), Andrea Irvine (Evelyn), Robert Nairne (The Secret of Marrowbone), Marty Maguire (No Saints for Sinners), Kathy Monahan (Kissing Candice), Emma Paetz (Final Girl), Jordan Renzo (Chosen), David Pearse (Grabbers), Stella McCusker (Sanctuary), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Conor Grimes (Cup Cake), […]

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    Pleasure (Review) – This Hard-Hitting Look At Porn Will, Erm, Blow You Away

Pleasure (Review) – This Hard-Hitting Look At Porn Will, Erm, Blow You Away

DIRECTOR: Ninja Thyberg
CAST: Sofia Kappel, Revika Anne Reustle, Evelyn Claire, Chris Cock, Dana DeArmond, Kendra Spade, Jason Toler, Mark Spiegler, Eva Melander, Alice Grey, John Strong, Ryan McLane, Axel Braun, Charlotte Cross, Xander Corvus, Chanel Preston, Casey Calvert, Aiden Starr, Abella Danger, Gina Valentina
RUNNING TIME: 109 mins
CERTIFICATE: 18
BASICALLY…: A young Swedish woman (Kappel) travels to Los Angeles to become a porn star…
 
NOW FOR THE REVIEW…

This review of Pleasure was conducted as part of the Sundance […]