Marriage Story

Marriage Story – Venice 2019 Review

If your partner (or, perhaps, ex) is notching Emmy nominations while your play has just been shelved from Broadway, is it justifiable to be jealous? What if your marriage is actively obstructing your ambition?...
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JT LeRoy – Review

This review was originally published as part of our BFI Flare coverage on 05/04/2019. There’s no denying that the scandal and secrecy of writer JT LeRoy make for a fascinating story. In this retelling, it...
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,...
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Downsizing – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 30/08/17 as part of Venice Film Festival. Alexander Payne returns with a strange, ambitious, and often pummellingly downbeat story. After Norwegian scientists make the...
Downsizing

Downsizing – Venice 2017 Review

Alexander Payne kicks off the 2017 Venice Film Festival with a strange, ambitious, and often pummellingly downbeat story. After Norwegian scientists make the miraculous breakthrough of cellular miniaturisation...
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Wilson – Review

The grumpy old(er) man comedy is a great tradition. See Alexander Payne’s About Schmidt, or the forthcoming A Man Called Ove for examples of hilarious cantankerousness ultimately giving way to a heartwarming...
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Certain Women – Review

If Alice Munro made films, you’d pray they’d look like this. Kelly Reichardt’s adaptation of short stories by Montana native Maile Meloy has a staggeringly subtle touch, and is an experience more...
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99 Homes – Review

Laborer Dennis (Garfield) has his house foreclosed; desperate and inhabiting a small apartment with his son and mother, he winds up working for the slimeball who evicted him (Shannon). Bahrani, one of the...

Wild – LFF Review

We are all tiny dots of existence in this monstrous universe. Pinpricks of life just a breath away from ecstasy or demise. Hollywood's noticed. Travelogues are in vogue, with Hollywood stars escaping...