Fanny Lye

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. A period drama not focused on the landed gentry is a welcome change. Fanny Lye Deliver’d focuses on its...
Athlete A

Athlete A – Review

USA Gymnastics’ fall from grace has been complete in the years following the 2016 Olympics; as the women’s team came home with their second consecutive gold, Indianapolis local news pieced together...
On The Record HBO Max

On the Record – Review

Oscar-nominated duo Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering open their latest documentary feature by exploring one of the #MeToo movement’s most glaring weaknesses: the absence of stories from those not white, young, and...
Take Me Somewhere Nice

Take Me Somewhere Nice – Review

The youth road trip movie is a storied genre, and Take Me Somewhere Nice carves out its spot by contrasting a modern setting with a retro production design. The film follows Alma (Sara Luna Zoric), a Bosnian...
All Day Night

All Day And A Night – Review

Joe Robert Cole’s second feature eschews the usual techniques for establishing audience rapport with its central character: before viewers properly get to know aspiring rapper Jakhor (Ashton Sanders), he...
Assistant

The Assistant – Review

This film was previously reviewed as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage in February 2020. It is still dark when Jane (Julia Garner) gets in a taxi outside her modest flat. She dozes when she can...
Rising High

Rising High – Review

There may be no such thing as a wholly original story, but many narratives earn memorability by bringing new perspectives and urgency to themes and tales heard a thousand times before. Rising High (Betonrausch...
My Fiona

My Fiona – BFI Flare 2020 Review

In her feature film directorial debut, Kelly Walker frames the opening scene so that viewers realise that Jane’s (Jeanette Maus) life is about to be horrifically and irrevocably turned upside down before...
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The Truth – Review

This film was previously reviewed as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage in March 2020. As the truth becomes a more and more contentious issue in contemporary media, The Truth feels a throwback to a...