Fighting With My Family – Review

Wrestlers have a long tradition of going from the ring to the big screen, from Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper to Dave Bautista and John Cena. Then of course there's The Rock, who produces and appears as himself in...
Capernaum

Capernaum – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018. Capernaum was an ancient city in what is now northern Israel on the sea of Galilee, thought to be the setting...
Cold Pursuit

Cold Pursuit – Review

It’s an odd feeling to have a potentially career-ending story about Liam Neeson hit the headlines hours before seeing his latest film. It’s even stranger to digest when that film is a darkly comic and,...
Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 21/10/2018. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity –...
The Upside

The Upside – Review

Red flags marked the road to release for The Upside, a remake of 2011 French odd-couple runaway hit Intouchables, with its March 2018 release date scrapped amid the seismic scandal of one-time producer Harvey...

Slaughterhouse Rulez – Review

A British comedy horror with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in? (And the debut for their production firm Stolen Picture?) The Shaun of the Dead comparisons are inevitable, but Slaughterhouse Rulez is a different...
Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – LFF 2018 review

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity – without agenda, the duo distilled comedy down to its simple, singular objective of making people laugh;...
Dublin Oldschool

Dublin Oldschool – LFF 2018 review

In spite of its name, Dublin Oldschool spends very little time actually considering its distinct and characterful setting. Throughout, there’s a general disregard for any storytelling possibilities laid...
In Fabric

In Fabric – LFF 2018 review

The red dress of Peter Strickland’s In Fabric could represent anything: the toxic lure of consumerism, the superficial coveting of beauty, the dangerous mystique of unattainable glamour. Or, it could...
Capernaum

Capernaum – LFF 2018 Review

Capernaum was an ancient city in what is now northern Israel on the sea of Galilee, thought to be the setting for a string of Jesus’ miraculous feats of healing. No such easy fixes come for those who...
Winter Flies

Winter Flies – LFF 2018 Review

As the cold air sets in, the flies that refuse to die off are the most annoying – and the most persistent. Olmo Omerzu’s coming-of-age gem dwells on these flies, and his characters’ mix of irritation and...