Natalie Stendall

Critic

UK

Natalie Stendall is a freelance writer, blogger and editor with interests in film, fashion and lifestyle. She contributes film features to movie website Audiences Everywhere and review limited, independent releases for Gorilla Film Online where she also covers the Midlands’ biggest film events, including Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival. As the film critic for Mansfield & Ashfield Chad newspaper, she has written more than 150 movie reviews. Her works have been syndicated across other Johnston Press websites and print newspapers in the Midlands area including Hucknall Dispatch and Ripley & Heanor News.

I Am Not A Witch

Date: 03 Sep 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
I Am Not A Witch opens on a sort of human zoo. Tourists gawp over fences at women tied by ribbons so they cannot ‘fly away’. Zambian-born writer-director Rungano Nyoni strikes a peculiar but absolutely spellbinding tone in her debut feature that explores life in a government endorsed witch camp. Nine year old Shula is taken from her African village after she’s accused of witchcraft following an odd but coincidental event. Superstition ...