The 8th – Review

The 8th is titled after Ireland’s Eighth Amendment to the constitution, that in 1983 gave equal right to life to both a pregnant woman and the vaguely termed ‘unborn’. This documentary follows a group of...
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Sisters With Transistors – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2020 as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Lisa Rovner explores women’s work in electronic music in her feature documentary debut Sisters With Transistors. The film is...
Banishing

The Banishing – Review

Set during Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s, The Banishing follows Marianne and her daughter Adelaide as they move into her clergyman husband’s spooky new parish. British director Christopher Smith here...
Godzilla Vs Kong

Godzilla vs. Kong – Review

Godzilla vs. Kong is the latest instalment in Legendary's MonsterVerse. Peace between the Titans is disturbed when Godzilla suddenly attacks an Apex Cybernetics facility in Florida. Concerned about Godzilla,...
Shook (2021)

Shook – Review

Shook follows social media influencer Mia, who becomes the pawn in a terrifying online campaign of manipulation and tests while babysitting her sister’s dog. Mia (Daisye Tutor) sacrifices a night...
Poss

Possessor – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. In Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is an assassin who enters her targets’...
New Order

New Order – LFF 2020 Review

With much of the world experiencing some degree of political and social unrest, it would seem a pertinent time for the release of New Order, Michel Franco’s dystopian thriller about societal collapse in...
Zanka Contact

Zanka Contact – LFF 2020 Review

In the opening minutes of Zanka Contact, a smart and funny sex worker named Rajae tells a dark joke about a car crash to her taxi driver. Moments later, she is in a dramatic crash herself. Larsen, a faded rock...
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Ultraviolence – LFF 2020 Review

In 2001, director Ken Fero released Injustice, a documentary examining the killings of Black people in police custody in the UK. Ten years in the making, Ultraviolence is Fero’s emphatic and essential...
Time

Time – LFF 2020 Review

In Garrett Bradley’s documentary Time, Sibil "Fox" Richardson is working to have her husband Robert released from prison. She believes his sentence—60 years for armed bank robbery—is oppressively and...
unfamiliar

The Unfamiliar – Review

In British horror The Unfamiliar, Army doctor Izzy (Jemima West) returns from war bearing battle scars. Her home and family seem not quite right, with spooky events beginning within minutes. The film’s...