Human Voice

The Human Voice – LFF 2020 Review

You could say a film about isolation, in 2020, is timely. But for all the many beats they have in common, forced separation and sudden grief leave different ashes in the mouth than abandonment. And it's that...
Say Your Prayers Resized

Say Your Prayers – Review

There's a whiff of nostalgia from Harry Michell's black comedy about Christian assassins on the rampage, and it's mostly the better for it. Its decidedly British feel - hints of Clockwise and Nuns on the Run -...
Our Ladies

Our Ladies – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. It's taken 20 years for Michael Caton-Jones to bring his adaptation of Alan Warner's novel The Sopranos to the...
Hope Gap

Hope Gap – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. With Marriage Story prominent on the festival circuit, LFF's other divorce drama, Hope Gap, threatens to be...
Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl – Review

“All I really want is to believe in you.” Not 12 minutes into this hopelessly ill-conceived adaptation of the beloved Eoin Colfer books, Artemis Fowl (Ferdia Shaw) speaks for us all. It’s a schoolboy...
Maggie

Maggie – LFF 2019 review

The shift from offbeat to bonkers can be glorious. For Maggie, an erratic structure mirrors the film’s examination of truth, perception and trust – but unfortunately in a way that comes across as more...
LUCKY GRANDMA

Lucky Grandma – LFF 2019 review

There's a common belief that older women enjoy the goriest fiction. Certainly there's an invisibility that comes with age; a sense of being the constantly underestimated little old lady. In Lucky Grandma,...
Samara Weaving Ready Or Not

Ready or Not – Review

Who's up for some literal class war? Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's pitch-black horror comedy wears its politics on its sleeve, and is mostly the better for it. Ready or Not sets its dissection...