Faces Places

Faces Places – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 14/10/17 as part of the London Film Festival. Faces Places is a documentary made by Agnès Varda and JR to accompany their large-scale ‘Inside Out’ photography...
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Domingo – Venice 2018 Review

Entirely set in a country-side mansion after the inauguration of former Brazillian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2003, Fellipe Barbosa and Clara Linhart’s Domingo explores the excesses of old money...
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A Ciambra – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 14/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. Nominated as Italy’s Oscar contender, Jonas Carpignano’s Scorsese-backed follow-up to his acclaimed Mediterrenea is a...
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On Chesil Beach – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 08/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. Adapted by the author of the 166-page novella it is based on, Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach offers the promise of...
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Filmworker – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 03/10/2017 as part of London Film Festival. Leon Vitali does not refer to himself as Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant, but an unspecific, self-effacing...
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Dark River – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 09/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. Premiering at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and winning British Film of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards,...
Makala

Makala – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. In Swahili, "makala" means "charcoal". Emmanuel Gras’s observational documentary follows Kabwita Kasongo as he journeys 50...
Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear – Review

This was originally reviewed on 23/09/17 as part of London Film Festival. Debut director Dave McCary and SNL co-star Kyle Mooney have teamed up for Brigsby Bear, a videophile flick that is ripe for laughs...
Beach Rats

Beach Rats – Review

This was first reviewed on 06/10/17 as part of London Film Festival. The kids who roam Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn are known as "beach rats". Self-medicating with a cocktail of painkillers and narcotics, they...
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Anchor and Hope – LFF 2017 Review

As the title of a film, Carlos Marques-Marcet’s Anchor and Hope raises all sorts of bleak expectations of a film entering maudlin rom-com territory. Fortunately, it is just the name of the East London pub...
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Good Manners – LFF 2017 Review

This review contains spoilers, if you don’t what to know what happens look away now! That said, if a film’s success rests on it’s one big reveal, can it be truly good? We’re not too sure. Included...
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Faces Places – LFF 2017 Review

Faces Places is a documentary made by Agnès Varda and JR to accompany their large scale ‘Inside Out’ photography project. Their big names certainly risk stealing the limelight, but their reverence for the...
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Dark River – LFF 2017 Review

Premiering at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and winning British Film of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, The Selfish Giant was Clio Barnard’s second feature. It is safe to say that after...