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Fried Barry – Review

This film was previously reviewed in August 2020 as part of our Fantasia Festival coverage. Barry (Gary Green), an abusive drug-addict, is on yet another bender after an argument with his wife. After...
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Atlantis – Review

Writer, director, and cinematographer Valentyn Vasyanovych’s film opens with a wordless execution and shallow burial captured on infrared cameras. Suddenly it is 2025 – one year after “the war” in an...
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Wild Mountain Thyme – Review

Two childhood sweethearts (Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan) who have never quite managed to express their love for one another find themselves mixed up in a dispute over their families’ farmland. That is...
Things Heard And Seen

Things Heard and Seen – Review

A young family uproot to a 19th century farmhouse in upstate New York after the husband lands a coveted academic position. The wife puts her artistic dreams on hold to support him and look after their young...
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Nomadland – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2020. Writer-director-editor Chloé Zhao’s genre experimentation within the poetic docudrama has come to technical fruition in Nomadland, elevating her to...
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The Last Photograph – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2017 as part of our EIFF coverage. The Last Photograph is a unique, gently experimental film which offers two distinct yet equally well considered and touching...
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Spring Blossom – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. France’s low age of consent and wave after wave of abuse emanating from its artistic community are...
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Stowaway – Review

It seems like everyone's going to space these days; the exploits of Branson and Musk attempting to blast us normal folk into the cosmos has brought a renewed interest in the thinking man's sci-fi film....
Red Moon Tide

Red Moon Tide – Review

While we await the reopening of cinemas across the UK, MUBI are currently releasing some of the most interesting new films for home viewing. New to the platform is Red Moon Tide, Lois Patiño’s...
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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...
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Black Bear – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. As Aubrey Plaza’s Allison sits down to write in a luxurious cabin by a foggy lake, Black Bear introduces its...
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I Blame Society – Review

Gillian - writer, director and protagonist of I Blame Society - tells the audience pretty much everything they need to know about her in the first scene of the film, when she claims that being told she’d...
Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman – Review

Content warning: this film includes themes of rape. This awards season’s most divisive film is, at its heart, an object lesson in expectations and subversion. The set-up – a young woman targets...