One of the better films I saw last year during the festival circuit was the satirical horror The Columnist, which will be releasing in limited UK cinemas and on VOD platforms March 12, 2021.
Starring “Westworld’s” Katja Herbers, The Columnist, a stand-out at last year’s FrightFest, is said to sit nicely alongside women-turn-the-tables hits Prevenge, Revenge, Promising Young Woman, and the recent Danish release The Exception.
“Newspaper columnist and author Femke Boot is suffering from writers’ block, and her mood isn’t improved by the torrent of abuse and death threats she receives daily on social media. When she discovers that her obnoxious, loud neighbour is one of the anonymous people posting vile comments, she snaps and takes matters into her own hands. As she finds herself able to write again, she sets out on a mission – track down the trolls and deliver some swift, polite and deadly vengeance.”
Joe Lipsett reviewed The Columnist, writing that “the film has a biting wit that feels very reflective of the current moment” and “goes out with an audacious bang.”