The Dig

The Dig – Review

Any other year, it would have been difficult to reconcile the minutiae of archaeological excavation against the backdrop of one of the century’s greatest military upheavals, but if the long 2020 has taught...
Mogul Mowgli Still

Mogul Mowgli – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our coverage for London Film Festival. Mogul Mowgli begins with a lightning bolt of energy, as up-and-coming rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed) explodes onto...
Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Review

Midway through Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the eponymous singer – played by Viola Davis – sits with one of her band members in their studio. She has, until now, been portrayed as a diva: refusing to sing...
Farewellamor

Farewell Amor – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Farewell Amor’s opening scene, a man clutching flowers at an airport as his long-awaited family arrives from...
Trial Of The Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Review

“There are civil trials and there are criminal trials. There’s no such thing as a political trial”. The Chicago 7’s lawyer is about to realise just how wrong he is. The second directorial feature from...
Industry

Industry – LFF 2020 Review

It is hard to shake a sense of disgust while watching Industry, HBO’s series about young investment bankers vying for a permanent position at a top London firm. One of the few female candidates is sent...
Booksellers

The Booksellers – Review

Jeff Bezos’ sinister, late-capitalist empire has long cast a shadow over the book industry, yet in a year when independent bookshops and trade fairs have been forced to shut, its shadow looms larger than...