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Sometimes Always Never – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2019. Loss and longing has ripped through three generations of the Mellor family. The setup is bleak, the visual...
Freedom Fields

Freedom Fields – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2018. For women in post-revolution Libya, trying to "have it all" looks a little different. Freedom Fields tracks...
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...