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...
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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...
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The Bookshop – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 19/02/2018 as part of Berlinale 2018. Charming and inconsequential, The Bookshop perfectly evokes the sensation of losing yourself in a good book. Nothing too heavy –...
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The Happy Prince – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 20/02/2018 as part of Berlinale 2018. “Why does one run towards ruin?” As Oscar Wilde, Rupert Everett is a self-indulgent falling star, a whimsical washout whining...
Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 – Review

Apart from the man himself, no one thinks Deadpool 2 is for everyone. The merc’s specific brand of raunchy, gory bullshit comes at you thick and fast, as well as a steady patter of in-your-face meta-gags...