The Death Of Stalin

The Death of Stalin – Review

Karl Marx famously observed that history repeats itself twice: “the first time as tragedy, and the second time as farce.” In The Death of Stalin, the two happen simultaneously. For some reason, it all...
61st BFI London Film Festival Headline Galas, Strand Galas And Special Presentations

Battle of the Sexes – LFF 2017 Review

Many have heard of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, marketed as ‘The Battle of the Sexes’, but fewer may be aware of the seismic shifts in women’s tennis that prefaced the...
Mindhorn

Mindhorn – Review

Plenty of films shoot on the Isle of Man, but Julian Barratt’s new comedy Mindhorn is one of the few to set itself in this particularly quaint corner of the UK. With a rural murder-conspiracy investigated by...

The Silent Storm – Review

McFarlane’s feature debut overflows with expansive and explosive emotions. An intense picture that does not coddle, The Silent Storm embraces its atmospheric identity, fervent soundtrack and otherworldly...

Birdman – Review

I act therefore I’m not. Riggan Thompson (Keaton) is selfless in the middle of an identity crisis, and selfish in his egotistical pursuit of an impossible play. Shadows of the mask he once wore as Birdman...