After Love

After Love – LFF 2020 Review

Writer-director Aleem Khan’s feature debut focuses on Mary (Joanna Scanlan), a woman who discovers that her husband has a secret life just days after his sudden and unexpected death. She stares across the...
unfamiliar

The Unfamiliar – Review

In British horror The Unfamiliar, Army doctor Izzy (Jemima West) returns from war bearing battle scars. Her home and family seem not quite right, with spooky events beginning within minutes. The film’s...
How To Build A Girl

How to Build a Girl – Review

Woman-of-the-moment Beanie Feldstein helms this adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s wickedly funny book How to Build a Girl, sadly arriving in the UK with very little fanfare after a delayed release. Feldstein...
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Beast – Review

In his feature film debut, Michael Pearce crosses a romance with a whodunit to create a haunting thriller. Beast seems at first to refer to a mysterious murderer troubling an isolated community in Jersey, but...
Containment

Containment – Review

At the surface, one might expect Containment to be a paint-by-numbers thriller, sticking seven people on one set, winding them up and letting them go; but there's enough finesse in this little indie film to...

Northern Soul – Review

It started with director Elaine Constantine remortgaging her house and has ended up the sleeper hit of the autumn box office. This boisterous, bubbling slice of 1970s small-town "oop North" tells a familiar...

Starred Up – Review

Starred Up serves its porridge with bits of broken glass. It grins as it spits teeth, just as likely to erupt into another volcanic episode of violence as it is to cough up a pearl of prison wisdom. Jack...