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...
Lawyer

The Lawyer – BFI Flare 2020 Review

The intersection of identities, oppressions, and politics run through Romas Zabarauskas’ latest feature, which follows a Lithuanian corporate lawyer as he finds himself at personal and professional limits...
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Misbehaviour – Review

Philippa Lowthorpe’s latest feature immediately roots itself in its historical moment: before its opening title Misbehaviour has cut between divorced London mother interviewing for a spot at university, a...
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Calm With Horses – Review

This film was previously reviewed as part of our London Film Festival coverage in October 2019. Nick Rowland’s feature debut, based on a short story, starts with explosive, explicit violence that...
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Blanco en Blanco – GFF 2020 Review

Very little happens over the course of Blanco en Blanco (White on White), and yet each series of vignettes feels thematically tied to the vicious landscape and culture of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago at...
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One Taxi Ride – GFF 2020 Review

A homespun quality is immediately noted in One Taxi Ride. Mac CK’s documentary frames a meandering introduction to Erick, a 27-year-old man living in Mexico City, through a far from polished presentation:...
Papicha

Papicha – GFF 2020 Review

Films inspired by true events are often expected to be somewhat inspirational, dramatising a true tale of triumph against the odds for audience entertainment. To its credit, Mounia Meddour’s film is a...