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Coven of Sisters – Review

An eerie tale of sisterhood haunted by the sound of chanting and complete with shots of burning stakes - Coven of Sisters is tasked with retelling a familiar story. Pablo Agüero’s film is a battle of...
Notturno

Notturno – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. In one of the first scenes of Notturno we see a distraught mother mourning her lost son. She is stood wailing...
Moxie

Moxie – Review

Vivian, the protagonist of Amy Poehler’s Moxie, starts the film timid, quietly submitting to the high school superlative of “most obedient”, and by the end of the film she is clad in a leather jacket...
Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 – Review

Towards the end of Wonder Woman 1984, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) desperately shouts “why are you doing this?” at the villain cackling maniacally down at her. It feels twistedly cathartic to hear this as an...
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Hillbilly Elegy – Review

In an early scene of Hillbilly Elegy, our protagonist, J.D. Vance, is at a catered three-course meal desperately trying to differentiate between the silverware positioned before him. It’s a familiar...
If It Were Love

If It Were Love – LFF 2020 Review

If It Were Love is a hypnotic illustration of life, art and how the two fold into one another. The documentary follows 15 young dancers rehearsing and performing a movement piece. The performances is an ode to...
Herself

Herself – LFF 2020 Review

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a heartfelt tear-jerker that manages to reckon with the violence of a system that tries to quantify someone’s humanity. The story centres on Sandra, who is living in cramped,...
The Disciples

The Disciple – LFF 2020 Review

Early on in Chaitanaye Tamhane’s The Disciple, someone declares that Indian classical music is “an eternal quest.” Our protagonist, Sharad (Aditya Modak), is on this quest, both wrestling with and...
Monsoon

Monsoon – Review

Reconnecting with your childhood home is an emotionally turbulent experience, but all of these feelings within Hong Khaou’s Monsoon are expressed in moments of profound quiet. The first half-hour of the film...
Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth – Review

In 1991, eight intrepid volunteers ventured into the infamous "Biosphere 2". Spaceship Earth opens with footage from this moment: a cacophony of noise, cheers and waves are freely exchanged. These people are...