Wildland

Wildland – Berlinale 2020 Review

The titular Wildland evoked by Jeanette Nordahl’s feature is both the expansive Danish scenery and the inner workings of family dysfunction. After her alcoholic mother dies in a car accident, Ida is sent to...
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Minamata – Berlinale 2020 Review

With today’s headlines, there could be a strong film made from the historical investigation, aided by an American ex-war journalist, into the widespread mercury poisoning wrought by the Chisso Corporation in...
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A Paris Education – Review

Films about artists – specifically, filmmakers – court their own special brand of self-indulgence. But, when a film is clearly made by and for those passionate about the art, this genuine love can prove...
Cats

Cats – Review

Nothing quite like Cats has been attempted on the big screen – and one hopes nothing like it is attempted again. From the first trailer, Cats has been defined by the bafflement around its digital fur...
Charlies Angels

Charlie’s Angels – Review

A pop feminist, blingy advert for girl power could have been a fun, if fluffy, night at the cinema, but unfortunately the new Charlie’s Angels is let down by a script that neither serves the predictable plot...
Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep – Review

Almost forty years after Stanley Kubrick brought the Overlook Hotel to horrifying life, Mike Flanagan brings viewers right back into his world with his take on Stephen King’s sequel. By virtue of its source...
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Judy & Punch – LFF 2019 Review

The most striking element of Mirrah Foulkes’ feminist reimaging of the quintessential, quaint British seaside entertainment – this time focusing on the humans behind the puppets – is its unevenness of...