Kat Dray is a freelance writer, reviewer, blogger and future survivor of the Zompocalypse. She’s a little bit obsessive about food, film and furry things that make cute noises. A voracious consumer of all things cinematic, horrific and science-fictiony, she secretly wishes David Cronenberg was her dad and thinks Lars Von Trier might be God.
Writer/director Djo Munga presents the Democratic Republic of Congo (a part of the world that that is rarely seen on British screens) in all its brutal glory. A crime thriller set in the capital Kinshasa, Viva Riva! follows small time crook Riva (Patsha Bay) in the aftermath of ripping off his Angolan gangster boss César (the impressively intimidating Hoji Fortuna) in the shape of a stolen truck full of fuel.
The only film billed as a rom-com that I ever found in the least bit funny or romantic featured zombies, which is why my heart generally sinks when I see the phrase attached to a movie. The newly released trailer for Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria looks like this one could be a little different.
An Emily The Strange movie has been in the pipeline for over three years but a recent story from The Hollywood Reporter has Melisa Wallack getting on board in a writing capacity and means that the project has, happily, not been forgotten.