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Luz – Review

On one rainy night, a Chilean cabbie named Luz (Luana Velis) walks into a police station. At the same time, across town, psychotherapist, Dr Rossini (Jan Bluthardt), is having a drink with Nora (Julia...
SCREENED OUT

Screened Out – Review

The problem with a documentary film about screen addiction is most of us already know overuse isn’t good for us. Decreasing attention spans, digital companies gathering personal data, stunted growth and...
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The County – Review

Grímur Hákonarson’s The County (Héraðið) stars Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir as Inga, a woman who works with her husband, Friðgeir (Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson), on their dairy farm in Iceland. When a...
Take Me Somewhere Nice

Take Me Somewhere Nice – Review

The youth road trip movie is a storied genre, and Take Me Somewhere Nice carves out its spot by contrasting a modern setting with a retro production design. The film follows Alma (Sara Luna Zoric), a Bosnian...
The Wretched

The Wretched – Review

The Wretched is an indie horror from writer-directors Brett and Drew T. Pierce that dives into the supernatural events that take place during a summer. Set in a picturesque coastal town, rebellious teenager,...
The Whistlers

The Whistlers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Codes and communication are vital parts of any crime film. After all, it's much easier to double-cross your...
All Day Night

All Day And A Night – Review

Joe Robert Cole’s second feature eschews the usual techniques for establishing audience rapport with its central character: before viewers properly get to know aspiring rapper Jakhor (Ashton Sanders), he...
A Secret Love

A Secret Love – Review

Originally lined up to premiere at this year’s now cancelled SXSW, Netflix have stepped in to release Chris Bolan’s documentary A Secret Love. With Jason Blum onboard as executive producer and Ryan Murphy...
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Get In – Review

By turns jaw-grindingly tedious and off-puttingly obnoxious, Get In spends so long trying to figure out what story it wants to tell that it's a wonder it even made it onto Netflix. Skittishly jumping between...
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Ema – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 for our London Film Festival coverage. No two Pablo Larraín films are quite the same but, even so, Ema marks a departure. An opaque story told mainly...
Assistant

The Assistant – Review

This film was previously reviewed as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage in February 2020. It is still dark when Jane (Julia Garner) gets in a taxi outside her modest flat. She dozes when she can...