Favolacce

Bad Tales – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our coverage for London Film Festival. Through several sinister vignettes, Bad Tales (originally titled Favolacce) covers the usual traumas of...
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King Rocker – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2020 as part of our Sheffield Doc/Fest coverage. Many so-called rockumentaries have tackled the pressures and pains that come with rock and roll stardom. But a...
Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit – Review

Hail to thee, Dan Stevens, once again a man with writer’s block, haunted by ghosts at his desk. In 2017, Charles Dickens, and now as Charles Condomine, the no-good cad at the heart of Noël Coward’s...
Beasts Clawing At Straws

Beasts Clawing at Straws – Review

Kim Yong-hoon’s debut feature Beasts Clawing at Straws is a darkly comic thriller that is befitting of post-Parasite South Korean cinema.  This smart neo-noir is a slow burner that catalogues the...
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Another Round – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Another Round sees the Danish dream team of Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg finally back together, eight...
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Relic – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival 2020 coverage. Playing out like a particularly morbid episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, the Australia-set Relic digs into a...
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...
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I Am Samuel – LFF 2020 Review

“Alex is the love of my life… we belong together.” What appears to be a sweet and earnest declaration of love from Samuel, the subject of Peter Murimi’s vital documentary, swiftly becomes a defiant...
Honeymood

Honeymood – LFF 2020 Review

Two newlyweds arrive in their shiny hotel suite, exhausted but ecstatic, surrounded by gifts and luxury. Eleanor (Avigail Harari) discovers a hidden wedding gift in her husband Noam’s (Ran Danker) pocket and...
Enola Holmes and Eudoria

Enola Holmes – Review

On her sixteenth birthday, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) has her life upturned when her mother and mentor (Helena Bonham Carter) disappears, leaving her at the mercy of the misanthropic Mycroft (Sam Claflin,...
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...