The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/10/2018 as part of London Film Festival. In George Tillman Jr’s defiant The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg gives the performance of her young career as Starr, a...
The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give – LFF 2018 Review

In George Tillman Jr’s defiant The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg gives the performance of her young career as Starr, a girl forced to speak out after witnessing a friend’s murder at the hands of a white...
Wildrose

Wild Rose – LFF 2018 Review

Wild Rose's Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) has all the trappings of a country star. A single mother and an ex-con with a name that just demands a Tennessee accent, she lives and breathes Country. Enamoured with...
Lastchild

Last Child – LFF 2018 Review

If you’ve ever suffered the sudden and untimely death of a loved one, there’s much that will resonate in Last Child, director Dong-seok Shin’s slow-burning debut feature. The marriage of Sungcheol and...
Mirai

Mirai – LFF 2018 Review

The latest gem from Mamoru Hosoda is deceptively simple: a young boy named Kun worries about being eclipsed by his newborn baby sister. Through episodic little vignettes, we join Kun on an array of magical...
Rafiki

Rafiki – LFF 2018 Review

The title may mean “friend”, but the relationship between the two teen girls at the centre of Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki runs far deeper than that. Provoking a storm of controversy upon its initial...
Miriamlies

Miriam Lies – LFF 2018 Review

After a chaste online romance in which no photos have been exchanged, biracial Miriam (Rodríguez) is shocked to discover that Jean-Louis (Suarez) – the boy she has been planning on inviting to her...
Been So Long Still 0

Been So Long – LFF 2018 Review

In 2018, with rom-coms and musicals well and truly back with a vengeance, this beautiful, neon-drenched romantic drama couldn’t have come at a better time. Based on the Young Vic’s stage musical of the...