Light Years

Light Years – LFF Review

Light Years has the kitchen-sink stylistic trappings of an Andrea Arnold film, yet the conflict that drives the narrative is far less apparent. As a result it is at times laboriously low-key, but there are...
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Mr Gaga – LFF Review

Somewhat understandably, Mr Gaga is overly reliant on enchanting and hypnotic footage of Naharin’s shows, and the film is bolstered by frank interview input from its subject. Rather than answer the...
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My Golden Days – LFF Review

In blending Jean-Pierre Jeunet-esque whimsical adventure with a sentimentalised recollection of past love Desplechin straddles and ultimately crosses the line between charm and irksomeness. Stylistically...
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My Skinny Sister – LFF Review

This painfully intimate family drama depicts the intense bond between sisters with uncanny power. Together Josephson and Deasismont embody both the joy and rivalry of siblinghood so recognisably that it’s...
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One Floor Below – LFF Review

A promising plot collapses into a completely shapeless and tedious film beefed up to feature length by the inclusion of a huge amount of irrelevant mundane detail, such as an odd obsession with the...
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Queen Of Earth – LFF Review

Queen of Earth's opening could be deleted footage from Perry’s Listen Up Philip, but the quality of this follow-up's script and performances soon distracts from the repetition. Moss and Waterston offer...
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A Perfect Day – LFF Review

From its striking opening A Perfect Day is grubby and real, filled with weathered props and beautiful aerial shots of the suffering landscape. Though it has a well-defined style – established in part by...
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Very Big Shot – LFF Review

Very Big Shot is a glorious surprise. What begins as a gangster drama twists itself into an uproarious cine-literate comedy. Though the plot begs comparisons to Affleck’s Argo, Chaaya takes himself much...
COUPLE IN A HOLE

Couple In A Hole – LFF Review

Dickie and Higgins are a study in contrasts, giving versatile performances which convey distinctions in two people’s response to a traumatic experience. Dickie’s is a particularly impressive turn, her...

11 Minutes – LFF Review

Though they do overlap slightly, most segments of Skolimowski’s time-bending experiment have enough to interest on an individual level. However, the unusual perspective of a dog’s eye view is all that...
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The Program – LFF Review

It may not take a groundbreaking approach to biographical drama, but Frears’ The Program draws strong performances from an impassioned O’Dowd, up-and-comer Jesse Plemons and particularly Foster, whose...
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Assassination – LFF Review

Assassination is a meticulously crafted film crammed with diverse elements, including sumptuously detailed set design, goofy slapstick humour, and even a meet cute. Best of all, there’s a kickass heroine...
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Hand Gestures – LFF Review

Clerici takes what could be a fascinating process and renders it crushingly dull in this fly-on-the-wall documentary. Hand Gestures may prove useful as a historical and practical record of the foundry’s...
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In The Room – LFF Review

After opening shorts respectively characterised by static, stagey discourse and poor acting, In the Room grows in confidence and passionate eloquence. The haunting presence of a deceased man chasing an...