Wolfwalkers (1)

Wolfwalkers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Everyone daydreams of life in the skies, taking wing and soaring through the clouds. But let’s be real,...
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Mogul Mowgli – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our coverage for London Film Festival. Mogul Mowgli begins with a lightning bolt of energy, as up-and-coming rapper Zed (Riz Ahmed) explodes onto...
Anne Hathaway in The Witches

The Witches – Review

30 years after Nicolas Roeg’s terrifying take on The Witches comes Robert Zemeckis’ 2020 version. With the 1990 version still much-loved (and much-feared), Zemeckis had quite a hurdle to get over, and...
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Review

Based on the novel from 1910, this remake shifts the famous story to 1947. Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is rescued from an India torn apart by Partition and travels to her uncle (Colin Firth) in the crumbling...
Lily James and Armie Hammer

Rebecca – Review

“I don’t believe in ghosts” declares Lily James, as her Mrs. de Winter sets off for a new life in Manderley. And yet this is a film undeniably haunted by the looming spectre of Hitchcock’s 1940 Best...
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Review

As talented a writer and performer as Sacha Baron Cohen is, the success of Borat always came down to one thing: its ability to shock. The moments where Borat’s clueless racism and sexism encouraged America...
Summerof85

Summer of 85 – Review

Based on the 1982 young adult British novel Dance on My Grave by Aidan Chambers, François Ozon transports events to the North of France in the middle of the decade. Having read the impressionable book at...
New Order

New Order – LFF 2020 Review

With much of the world experiencing some degree of political and social unrest, it would seem a pertinent time for the release of New Order, Michel Franco’s dystopian thriller about societal collapse in...
Ammonite

Ammonite – LFF 2020 Review

Following his sublime directorial debut, God’s Own Country, Francis Lee once again delves into feelings of repression, loneliness and desire in Ammonite. Inspired by the life of trailblazing British...
Poss

Possessor – LFF 2020 Review

In Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is an assassin who enters her targets’ minds in order to kill them. Though her work is remote (relevant in 2020, in the most sinister of...
Zanka Contact

Zanka Contact – LFF 2020 Review

In the opening minutes of Zanka Contact, a smart and funny sex worker named Rajae tells a dark joke about a car crash to her taxi driver. Moments later, she is in a dramatic crash herself. Larsen, a faded rock...
Trial Of The Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Review

“There are civil trials and there are criminal trials. There’s no such thing as a political trial”. The Chicago 7’s lawyer is about to realise just how wrong he is. The second directorial feature from...
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Lovers Rock – LFF 2020 Review

Lovers Rock is a humble prospect on paper- just over an hour long and set at an ordinary blues dance in Notting Hill in the early ‘80s. But with those simple ingredients, writer/director Steve McQueen and...