The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Review

Based on the novel from 1910, this remake shifts the famous story to 1947. Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is rescued from an India torn apart by Partition and travels to her uncle (Colin Firth) in the crumbling...
Wildrose

Wild Rose – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Films Festival coverage on 16/10/2018. Wild Rose's Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) has all the trappings of a country star. A single mother and an...
Marmalade Window

Paddington 2 – Review

In the time between the release of the sublime first Paddington film in 2014 and the debut of its sequel this year, the UK has become a darker place. Brexit and isolationist xenophobia hang heavy in the air,...
Brooklyn 2oui

Brooklyn – LFF Review

Brooklyn is a beautiful film, in both presentation, with its lush cinematography, and delicate execution.  It’s an intimate tale of one girl’s struggle to find the life she wishes to lead – but told...

Effie Gray – Review

As another chapter in the evolving period genre, Effie Gray combines the best of Merchant Ivory with the claustrophobia of a modern domestic thriller. Though the film is separated from Gone Girl by time,...