Western Stars (Warner Bros.)

Western Stars – LFF 2019 Review

Bruce Springsteen is a cowboy now. Please, nobody tell him any different. He seems happy. In the clips cut into Western Stars’ concert footage, the Boss tramps through the American desert in his dustiest...
Piranhas (Music Box Films)

Piranhas – LFF 2019 Review

Piranhas is at once a thoroughly conventional gangster movie and a fresh take on the genre. If you’ve seen a mob flick made since The Public Enemy you can guess most of the plot, but director Claudio...
Lingua Franca (Luxbox)

Lingua Franca – LFF 2019 Review

The summary of Lingua Franca below could mislead you into expecting some sort of topical melodrama, featuring the big issues of today blown up to cinema scale. Instead, the film is a slow-paced, slice-of-life...
County Lines (Two Birds Entertainment)

County Lines – LFF 2019 Review

County Lines is an impressive feature debut for director Henry Blake, who based the story on real incidents from his time as a youth worker. The film is simultaneously a gritty and unpleasant crime drama about...
Le Mans '66 (20th Century Fox)

Le Mans ‘66 – LFF 2019 Review

It’s hard to think of a better recent example of dad-approved lazy-afternoon viewing than James Mangold’s Le Mans ‘66. Its combination of old-fashioned motorsports, tough-guy heroes, and loving...
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The Kid Who Would Be King – Review

The long wait for writer-director Joe Cornish’s second feature is over, and The Kid Who Would Be King does not disappoint – though it may not be quite what fans of Attack the Block were expecting. While...