Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 21/10/2018. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity –...
Life itself 2018

Life Itself – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 15/10/2018. You know the dude in Starbucks, the one with the thick-rimmed glasses, chequered shirt and a macchiato...
The Old Man And The Gun

The Old Man & the Gun – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 15/10/2018. Though David Lowery's A Ghost Story and his new The Old Man & the Gun are wholly different films, Lowery...
The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 21/10/2018 as part of London Film Festival. In George Tillman Jr’s defiant The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg gives the performance of her young career as Starr, a...
Stan And Ollie

Stan & Ollie – LFF 2018 review

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s brand of amicable slapstick remains in high esteem for its purity – without agenda, the duo distilled comedy down to its simple, singular objective of making people laugh;...
The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give – LFF 2018 Review

In George Tillman Jr’s defiant The Hate U Give, Amandla Stenberg gives the performance of her young career as Starr, a girl forced to speak out after witnessing a friend’s murder at the hands of a white...
The Green Fog ORWAV

The Green Fog – LFF 2018 Review

Much like Scottie's consuming obsession in Vertigo, its hyperactive cousin, The Green Fog, is a labour of love. Directors Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson use San Francisco-based film and television...
Dublin Oldschool

Dublin Oldschool – LFF 2018 review

In spite of its name, Dublin Oldschool spends very little time actually considering its distinct and characterful setting. Throughout, there’s a general disregard for any storytelling possibilities laid...
Blaze

Blaze – LFF 2018 review

Shot dead at the age of 39 in a mundane dispute over a friend’s pension slip, Blaze Foley has been folded into country music legend – spoken of in whispers, his influences keenly felt but never explicitly...
In Fabric

In Fabric – LFF 2018 review

The red dress of Peter Strickland’s In Fabric could represent anything: the toxic lure of consumerism, the superficial coveting of beauty, the dangerous mystique of unattainable glamour. Or, it could...
Capernaum

Capernaum – LFF 2018 Review

Capernaum was an ancient city in what is now northern Israel on the sea of Galilee, thought to be the setting for a string of Jesus’ miraculous feats of healing. No such easy fixes come for those who...