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...
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Entebbe – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 22/02/18 as part of Berlinale. The hijacking of Air France 139 was the work of numerous factions allied to a range of political causes, and their interplay is one of the...
Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 19/02/18 as part of Berlinale Festival. It’s hard to decide which elements of Isle of Dogs are the definitive "perfect fit" for Wes Anderson. Obviously Fantastic Mr....
Blockers (1)

Blockers – Review

As an ensemble piece, Blockers has a lot to juggle - it’s basically two three-handers colliding as the parents and children both fall into their own prom night misadventures, but the film also has to make...
The Prayer

The Prayer – Berlinale 2018 Review

For the most part The Prayer gets the most obvious rehabilitation tropes out of the way in the first act, giving itself room to move at its own pace through Thomas’ recovery. The languorous movement is...