Gringo – Review

Sold as a dark action-comedy, and boasting a surprisingly A-list cast, Gringo has all the makings of a successful crime drama right from the outset. The film follows Harold (Oyelowo), a down-on-his-luck...
Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox – Review

When a film is released with next to no warning or hype, it means one of two things: a car crash is being cleaned up before too many people see it, or the finished film is so good it will grab attention...
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Queen of Katwe – LFF 2016 Review

Queen of Katwe is an emotional and inspirational film, sprinkled with Disney magic, although the true story does most of the heartrending speaking for itself. Phiona (newcomer Nalwanga) sells maize in...
A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom – LFF 2016 Review

As the United Kingdom currently finds itself mid-Brexit, waking each morning to a new swathe of regressive policies targeted against Johnny Foreigner, it feels an apt time to be reminded that this country...
Selma

Selma – Review

There is much to recommend Selma besides the lure of Martin Luther King. It is creative and well told; never indolent and always interesting; grandiose yet intimate. DuVernay - through a wonderfully slender...

A Most Violent Year – Review

A quickening tension squeezes every frame of A Most Violent Year, tautened by Alex Ebert’s needling score. Chandor directs with a vice-like grip and, with DoP Bradford Young, frames the broken silhouettes...