Jane

Jane – LFF 2017 Review

Despite its proficiency in inspiring emotion, Jane can at points feel like it’s a little lacking in depth. There are countless details in Goodall's work that are glossed over in quick montages, details that...
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Thelma – LFF 2017 Review

It seems that in horror or particularly dark dramas surrounding teenage girls, the visual metaphor of hunting (normally, with one’s father) is a particularly popular trope. Just look at Stoker and Split,...
The Endless

The Endless – LFF 2017 Review

The third feature by filmmaking partners Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead blends Lovecraftian horror and intrigue with off-kilter comedic beats, and really, only the latter ever works. Starting out with...
Null

Columbus – LFF 2017 Review

A wayward friendship made in passing in a similar manner to Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Cho’s slightly dickish but quietly wounded Jin and Richardson’s similarly hurt but enthusiastic Casey meet...
Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde – Review

Charlize Theron’s latest action vehicle, Atomic Blonde, oversteers a little in its attempt to escape the limiting description of being “John Wick, but starring Charlize Theron”. Former stuntman and...
The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie – Review

The Emoji Movie struggles to know its audience from the very beginning. It wants to be an earnest film about the wonders of the inside of a smartphone, but also wants to mock teenagers for depending on them....
Stanley And Bud

It Comes at Night – Review

Trey Edward Shults' second feature is one that comes from a place of deep anguish. As the director himself has previously pointed out, the film was made following the death of a relative, and the first thing...