Limbo

Limbo – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Writer-director Ben Sharrock has made something very special with Limbo. In this film about a group of...
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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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It Must Be Heaven – Review

Elia Suleiman is trying to make a film about his native Palestine. It'll be about the conflict, but with a focus on the people living through it, and it'll be a comedy. To get it financed he must travel to...
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The Father – Review

Adapted by Florian Zeller from his stage play of the same name, The Father is a film about the ravages of time in the vein of Michael Haneke’s Amour. But while Haneke presented his subjects with clinical...
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...
Following his 1964 world heavyweight boxing title win, Cassius Clay’s (Eli Goree) gathers his mentor, Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), NFL star Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and famous singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr) stand at a bar waiting for drinks.

One Night in Miami – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2020 as part of our TIFF 2020 coverage. “We have to be there for each other because ain’t nobody else understand what is like being one of us except us....
Pieces Of A Woman

Pieces of a Woman – Review

The opening scene of Pieces of a Woman may well prove to be the point which either wins or loses its audience. It begins with Martha (Vanessa Kirby) experiencing labour pains while her partner Sean (Shia...
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200 Meters – LFF 2020 Review

Mustafa (Ali Suliman) lives in the West Bank while his wife and children live in Israel. In order to see them, he must slowly make his way through a very intimidating border check. It is the only path through...
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Shadow Country – LFF 2020 Review

A small village in Czechoslovakia has had its nationality swapped numerous times. Its position near a contentious border means it has belonged to several countries; the one thing that remains constant is its...
Devil All The Time

The Devil All the Time – Review

American epics often weave their stories through the decades, bolstered by a cast of characters who run the length and breadth of the morality spectrum, making their way through a world that’s changing...
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...

The Garden Left Behind – Review

The issues that The Garden Left Behind explores are pertinent and vital. We cannot achieve a moral or a just society without addressing them. That they are explored so heavy-handedly and with such a cruel...
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Get In – Review

By turns jaw-grindingly tedious and off-puttingly obnoxious, Get In spends so long trying to figure out what story it wants to tell that it's a wonder it even made it onto Netflix. Skittishly jumping between...