Bereavement

Bereavement (2010)

Bereavement first published by Little White Lies There is a scene at the centre of Stevan Mena‘s Bereavement in which a high school science teacher describes how “theories on our emotional development” divide between those that privilege genetics, and those that favour environmental factors – but pupil Allison Miller (Alexandra Daddario) is not paying the attention…

Wildflower

Wildflower (2022)

At the beginning of Matt Smukler’s Wildflower, and for much of its duration, 17-year-old Bea Johnson (Kiernan Shipka) is in a coma. As her extended family – for the first time in ages – assembles around her hospital bed in Las Vegas and argues – not for the first time – about her fate, two narrative…

Nomis

Night Hunter (aka Nomis) (2018)

Night Hunter (aka Nomis) first published by Sight & Sound, October 2019 Review: A young woman, dressed in her underwear, runs through the snowy woods at night. Cornered by her pursuer, she prefers to fall to her death than be recaptured. Her state of relative undress and her willingness to die are signifiers, in this…