New Mutants

The New Mutants – Review

After being marred by scheduling and Covid-related delays, The New Mutants finally sees the light of day. Josh Boone’s origin story retains the superpowered body-morphing elements established in the X-Men...
Koko Di Koko Da

Koko-di Koko-da – Review

Too exploitative to be intelligent, too repetitive to be innovative, Swedish director Johannes Nyholm’s second feature is an ambitious attempt to tackle the long-lasting effects of deep-set trauma that loses...
Mulan (1)

Mulan – Review

“Loyal, Brave, True” (忠勇真) are the three words engraved on the Hua family sword, comprising Mulan’s central motif that in turn reflects this live action remake’s reexamination of what constitutes...
Tcol

The Cost of Living – Review

How much does a person need to live? And how much does it cost – materially and psychologically, in terms of the immediate present and future possibilities – to be poor? The Cost of Living makes no delay...
Dream Horse Story

Dream Horse – Review

Based on a true story, Dream Horse details the improbable racing career of a horse bred on an allotment in Wales by a syndicate of bored neighbours – led by cashier/bartender Jan (Toni Collette, trying her...
Les Miserables

Les Misérables – Review

Anger is an energy, and the residents of Paris suburb Montfermeil have more than enough to go around. Local resident Ladj Ly builds his feature debut Les Misérables around this force, which simmers under the...
Netflix Unknown Origins Edit

Unknown Origins – Review

Unknown Origins could and should have been so much better: a self-aware buddy cop movie with a crime-fighting duo investigating murders inspired by superhero origin stories. Fast, fun, and exciting with...
Hope Gap

Hope Gap – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. With Marriage Story prominent on the festival circuit, LFF's other divorce drama, Hope Gap, threatens to be...
Kate Lyn Sheil In She Dies Tomorrow (4)

She Dies Tomorrow – Review

Fear is a powerful thing. In Amy Seimetz’s weird, warped She Dies Tomorrow, it’s so powerful that it becomes contagious.  It opens with a quiet, experimental buildup. Amy (Kate Lyn Sheil) is moping...