Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures – Review

With a cracking soundtrack and a swinging '60s style, Hidden Figures is bursting with love for the glory days of the space race – although it isn't afraid to question why it's taken this long for this story...
Tower

Tower – Review

Tower stands as a proud example of how documenting humanity's worst moments will always show humanity at its best. This moving film sidesteps typical breakdowns of killer Charles Whitman's identity and...
Gold

Gold – Review

Gold sets out to make its mark as the only adventure film where the plucky, idealistic heroes are a mining corporation. To its credit, it almost works, thanks to a fun central performance and a tight script....
Sing

Sing – Review

There is absolutely no reason the characters in Sing are animals. The version of LA they live in is exactly the same as ours, the plot would function if they didn’t have tails and scales, and the film...
Lion

Lion – Review

Lion, at first glance, has a cracking set of credentials. A blockbuster cast of newcomers and screen veterans? An unbelievable true story that spans decades and continents? A nifty use of the internet and...
AMonsterCalls

A Monster Calls – LFF 2016 Review

Punchy, profound and deeply enchanting, A Monster Calls is a home run for all involved - particularly a stacked cast who all give moving performances tied to a tricky subject, and a director who balances...
Nocturama

Nocturama – LFF 2016 Review

Nocturama kicks off with a gripping start, weaving through Parisian streets and cutting back and forth in time as a group of teenagers carry out a series of attacks that shake the city. Director Betrand...
Women Who Kill

Women Who Kill – LFF 2016 Review

Women Who Kill entrenches itself into Park Slope hipsterdom - if obscure podcasts and locally sourced food co-ops aren’t your thing, you may not enjoy your time in Women Who Kill’s particular niche....
76

’76 – LFF 2016 Review

Despite an intriguing historical setup, ‘76 struggles to tell a cohesive political story, and loses its thread as the personal subplots overshadow the events of the coup. Ramsey Nouah does a fine job as...
Dont Think Twice

Don’t Think Twice – LFF 2016 Review

Don’t come into Don’t Think Twice expecting a barrel of laughs - this isn’t that kinda rodeo. Nor is this really a conversation about comedy, as beyond a documentary-style opening and a slew of Del Close...
Storks

Storks – Review

As far as the funnies go, Storks doesn’t have the consistency and sheer breathlessness of something like The Lego Movie (what does?), but it gets the laughs in thanks to a delightfully weird streak - all...
Goldstone

Goldstone – LFF 2016 Review

Ivan Sen’s directorial talent is certainly noticeable in Goldstone. Sen revels in the Western genre, milking the dusty Australian landscape for all he can, and cinematography buffs will get a kick out of a...
Layla M

Layla M. – LFF 2016 Review

Any film named after the protagonist just isn’t gonna work without a home-run performance, and Nora El Koussour certainly lives up to the challenge in her big-screen debut. As Layla, she handles outrage,...