THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

The Velvet Underground – Review

Almost fifty years since The Velvet Underground went their separate ways, their legacy only grows. Now understood as pivotal in pushing the boundaries of music at the time, Todd Haynes’ documentary tells the...
THE LAST DUEL

The Last Duel – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2021 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. The Last Duel, Ridley Scott’s latest men-with-swords epic, is a medieval courtly tale for the #MeToo...
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Queen of Glory – LFF 2021 Review

PhD candidate Sarah (Mensah) sees her young adult life opening up before her. She’s successful in academia - a place she has forged her own path away from her Ghanian, and very Christian, immigrant family....
Odd Job Men

The Odd-Job Men – LFF 2021 Review

Absurdity and verisimilitude underpin Neus Ballús’ slice of life comedy following three repairmen on a week of assignments across Barcelona. These run the gamut from mundane to just strange enough to be...
Mass (1)

Mass – LFF 2021 Review

As soon as Richard and Linda arrive at a small middle American church, it is painfully obvious that neither they nor the couple they are meeting (Jay and Gail, who have circled the block a few times) will find...
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The Programme – Review

With prison reform and abolition hot - and necessary - topics today, Antony Spina’s short film imagines a coldly efficient worst case scenario. As the United States prison system reaches capacity, an...
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Sad Little Boy – Review

Misery loves company, and this adage holds true in art. While sometimes there is catharsis to be found in a good tragedy, sometimes exploring the ways something or someone can go terribly, irrevocably wrong -...
Great Freedom

Great Freedom – LFF 2021 Review

Time and time again, across history and across societies, homophobia and its violence has always been upheld by the law. In Sebastian Meise’s Great Freedom, the law is Paragraph 175, a subsection of...
The Alleys (1)

The Alleys – LFF 2021 Review

Ali is a small-time hustler, earning commission every time he brings a big spender to a nightclub, and Lana is the daughter of the most respected stylist - and single mother - in east Amman. But this modern...
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My Little Sister – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. There often exists an inexplicable and intense bond between twins; My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) explores the limits...
The Feast

The Feast – LFF 2021 Review

A horror film that dedicates the first half of its runtime to guiding you through the texture of the expensive family mansion, The Feast is primarily concerned with how cold and restricting modernity feels....