Dustin Hoffman

The Meyerowitz Stories – Review

If The Squid and the Whale and The Royal Tenenbaums had a baby, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) would be it. The ultimate dysfunctional family with a wily and irrepressible patriarch at the helm may...
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The Final Year – LFF 2017 Review

If you’re in the rather large camp of people that are really missing President Obama right now, this is the documentary for you. Unashamedly biased, and painting Obama in nothing but a good light, director...
Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying – LFF 2017 Review

Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying is full to the brim with clichés. Three Vietnam veterans are suddenly reunited having parted ways after the war. One is an alcoholic, while another is a recovering...
Apostasy

Apostasy – LFF 2017 Review

Apostasy raises very important questions on how religion can, or can’t, adapt to modern life. With a focus on a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses, issues around views on blood transfusions and relationships...
Kingdom of us

Kingdom of Us – LFF 2017 Review

Suicide and mental health are vitally important topics of discussion, with Kingdom of Us facing these head on. In a relentlessly challenging documentary brought to us by Netflix, creator Lucy Cohen shows the...
Redoubtable

Redoubtable – LFF 2017 Review

Much celebrated and documented, Jean-Luc Godard inspires Hazanavicius’ latest offering Redoubtable. Instead of a straight biopic, he instead focuses on a specific time in Godard’s life where he falls in...
A Film Still From NO STONE UNTURNED. Photo Credit: Stan Harlow.

No Stone Unturned – LFF 2017 Review

Following in the footsteps of recent popular crime documentaries Making a Murderer and Serial, No Stone Unturned tells the horrific story of the mass murder in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. 23 years on and...
Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

Breathe – LFF 2017 Review

A sweeping and truly British love story, Breathe marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. He tackles the true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), a young man in the late 1950s who suddenly finds his...
Borg vs McEnroe

Borg vs McEnroe – Review

Director Janus Metz has the unenviable task of making tennis sexy in this retelling of the 1980s rivalry between Björn Borg (Gudnason) and John McEnroe (LaBeouf). While the story of two completely juxtaposed...
Cakemaker

The Cakemaker – LFF 2017 Review

The Cakemaker, the latest offering from Israeli director Grazier, tackles the difficult subject of bereavement through the story of a man and woman both grieving the death of the same lover. Oren is married to...
Bill Nighy

The Limehouse Golem – Review

The Victorian era has provided fertile ground for cinema’s lust for murder, mystery, and debauchery, particularly around the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders. What The Limehouse Golem offers is a precursor...
Moon dogs

Moon Dogs – Review

Following the well-trodden path of road trip films, Moon Dogs tells the tale of two very different step brothers who make the journey from Shetland to Glasgow, one in search of love and the other in search of...