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...
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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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Swallow – Review

Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ film Swallow stars Haley Bennett as Hunter, a housewife distraught by her recent pregnancy who develops pica, an eating disorder that makes her crave objects that could potentially...
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High Life – Review

Travelling at 99% of the speed of light, Clare Denis’s latest feature High Life sees Robert Pattinson’s Monte attempt to raise a baby daughter in deep space. Focusing on three distinct periods in Monte’s...
The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 18/10/2018.  Most of us will one day be made to face our own mediocrity, contend with the fact we’re only ordinary and...
Ray And Liz

Ray & Liz – Review

Ray and Liz are not the stars of their namesake film. Their presences hang spectrally around the edges – never fully-realised, but omnipresent. Saturating his images in the subjective haze of memory,...

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...
If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 21/10/2018. New York in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is pulsating, alive and wholly authentic – populated...
Boy Erased

Boy Erased – Review

In Deep Impact/Armageddon tradition, Joel Edgerton’s sophomore directing effort is the second film about young people subjected to gay conversion therapy released in a matter of months. As such, Boy Erased...
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Beautiful Boy – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2018. Journalist David Sheff and his son Nic exist on opposite ends of a spectrum; at once, they balance out a...
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...