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Us – Review

In compelling horror-thriller Us, Jordan Peele turns his forensic eye on the ways in which humans are their own worst enemies – packing in home invasion, zombies and high concept sci-fi tropes on the...
SORRY ANGEL

Sorry Angel – Review

A two-hour-plus romantic drama set in and around Paris in 1993 against the backdrop of Act Up and the AIDS crisis, Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel immediately calls to mind Robin Campillo’s recent, and...
Oscar Isaac

Triple Frontier – Review

After an extraordinarily troubled pre-production and subsequent Netflix distribution, Triple Frontier may have been best left in the drawer. The action thriller follows five ex-special forces friends who...
Under The Silver Lake

Under the Silver Lake – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes coverage on 18/05/2018. “Ever get the feeling you fucked up somewhere a long time ago and you’re living a bad version of the life you were...
Girl 2018

Girl – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Cannes coverage on 12/05/2018. “Enjoy puberty while it lasts.” This well-meaning advice from the titular girl’s father (Arieh Worthalter) is a...
Benjamin 2018

Benjamin – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 21/10/2018. Benjamin is a bleak and hilarious glimpse straight into the mind of Simon Amstell. His insecurities and...
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Team Talk – Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first solo female superhero film since the series began with 2008's Iron Man, has been capturing the hearts of many critics and audience members this...
The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018.  Most of us will one day be made to face our own mediocrity, contend with the fact we’re only ordinary and...
Ray And Liz

Ray & Liz – Review

Ray and Liz are not the stars of their namesake film. Their presences hang spectrally around the edges – never fully-realised, but omnipresent. Saturating his images in the subjective haze of memory,...
Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel – Review

Captain Marvel is an origin story that’s been a long time coming: the first Marvel female superhero to get her own movie, since the franchise kicked off 11 years ago with Iron Man. This feels like a...
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Hannah – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Filmfest München coverage on 3/7/2018. Andrea Pallaoro’s second feature Hannah portrays a woman on a precipice, struggling with the crimes her husband...
Foxtrot Review

Foxtrot – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage on 03/09/2017.  In 2009, Israeli writer-director and former tank gunner Samuel Maoz blew away the competition at the Venice...

Fighting With My Family – Review

Wrestlers have a long tradition of going from the ring to the big screen, from Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper to Dave Bautista and John Cena. Then of course there's The Rock, who produces and appears as himself in...
Marighella

Marighella – Berlinale 2019 Review

Democracy only returned to Brazil in 1989, but the threat of another backslide into authoritarianism is dangerously imminent today. Far-right agitator Jair Bolsonaro was elected president in January 2019 and...