Luca

Luca – Review

After giving us all an existential crisis with Soul, the folks at Pixar have taken things down a few notches with Luca. It’s a charming story about two boys - Luca (Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto (Jack Dylan...
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One in a Thousand – Review

Fascination with a cooler, older girl is a rite of passage for teenage girls of a more bashful disposition. In One in a Thousand, the younger girl, Iris (Sofia Cabrera), has been expelled from school. She is...
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It Must Be Heaven – Review

Elia Suleiman is trying to make a film about his native Palestine. It'll be about the conflict, but with a focus on the people living through it, and it'll be a comedy. To get it financed he must travel to...
Wildfire

Wildfire – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Wildfire bursts onto the screen with Kelly (the late Nika McGuigan) returning home a year after being reported...
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The Father – Review

Adapted by Florian Zeller from his stage play of the same name, The Father is a film about the ravages of time in the vein of Michael Haneke’s Amour. But while Haneke presented his subjects with clinical...

In the Heights – Review

The hottest day of the summer in New York: in cinema, it can mean chaos, sex or, as here, celebration and joy. Jon M. Chu’s follow-up to Crazy Rich Asians is the film adaptation of In the Heights, the first...
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Shiva Baby – Review

Writer-director Emma Seligman’s loosely autobiographical debut feature Shiva Baby is a concise yet all-encompassing snapshot of the zeitgeist generations’ intersectional anxieties compounded by nihilism...
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Nobody – Review

Hutch (Bob Odenkirk), a middle-aged accountant, sees his house broken into by a couple of young, trembling assailants. Nothing much is taken, but his role as the man of the house stands on wobbly ground as...
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Gunda – Review

Viktor Kosakovskiy’s Gunda is a stand-out addition to the plethora of enlightening nature documentaries, including this year’s Oscar winner My Octopus Teacher (of which Gunda was also shortlisted for)....
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Land – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Sundance Festival coverage. Robin Wright’s directorial debut, Land, takes viewers on the journey of healing. Grief is something so...
After Love

After Love – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Writer-director Aleem Khan’s feature debut focuses on Mary (Joanna Scanlan), a woman who discovers that her...
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Cruella – Review

At a certain point in Cruella, the protagonist admits, rather defeated, “People need a villain to believe in and I’m happy to fit the bill”. She is tired albeit determined, staring the archetype of the...
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Surge – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Ben Whishaw is certainly one of the finest actors of his generation, and Aneil Karia’s Surge is a film which allows...