A Private War

A Private War – LFF 2018 Review

A Private War dives right into two warzones. One is more literal, as we meet real-life journalist Marie Colvin chasing down leads in the Sri Lankan rainforest, the other raging within her psyche. Each is well...
Benjamin (1)

Benjamin – LFF 2018 Review

Benjamin is a bleak and hilarious glimpse straight into the mind of Simon Amstell. His insecurities and witticisms are laid bare in a searing indictment of London, the arts and (of course) himself. “JUST...
Assassination Nation (1)

Assassination Nation – LFF 2018 Review

Assassination Nation kicks off with a slew of trigger warnings – a fun gag letting you know all the sordid topics to be covered. Graphic and disorienting, the film spends about an hour and a half punching...
THE WHITE CROW Movie Directed By RALPH FIENNES

The White Crow – LFF 2018 Review

The White Crow has to walk a tricky line between period drama and dance movie – think Step Up 2: The Soviets. It’s all in the execution, and thankfully Crow is more graceful than that joke. Following the...
Destroyer (1)

Destroyer – LFF 2018 Review

You can’t even look at a still of Destroyer without discussing the elephant in the room. Nicole Kidman blows everything else out of the water – the confidence in her performance is astounding. While no...
Spy Gone North (1)

The Spy Gone North – LFF 2018 Review

They got Al Capone on his taxes. In the '90s, the South Korean government went swinging for Kim Jong-il right where it hurts: the money. The Spy Gone North takes this convoluted true story of espionage, trade...
FrontRunner (1)

The Front Runner – LFF 2018 Review

It’s a tough time to talk about America; any film covering politics is drawn into the vortex of the current climate. The Front Runner is no exception; in positioning itself as something of a quasi-origin...
Freedom Fields

Freedom Fields – LFF 2018 Review

For women in post-revolution Libya, trying to "have it all" looks a little different. Freedom Fields tracks the unrelenting determination of the first Libyan women’s football team, as the recent political...
Black 47

Black 47 – Review

A conventional thriller in an unconventional setting, Black 47 lays the bleakness on pretty thick to establish the woeful world in which we find ourselves. War, famine, greed, wrath – the seven sins, the...
Yardie

Yardie – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 18/02/18 as part of the Berlin Film Festival. In his directorial debut, Idris Elba brings his effortless sense of cool behind the camera; Yardie is embodied with his...