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The Spy Gone North – LFF 2018 Review

They got Al Capone on his taxes. In the '90s, the South Korean government went swinging for Kim Jong-il right where it hurts: the money. The Spy Gone North takes this convoluted true story of espionage, trade...
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The Front Runner – LFF 2018 Review

It’s a tough time to talk about America; any film covering politics is drawn into the vortex of the current climate. The Front Runner is no exception; in positioning itself as something of a quasi-origin...
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Sometimes Always Never – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2019. Loss and longing has ripped through three generations of the Mellor family. The setup is bleak, the visual...
Freedom Fields

Freedom Fields – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 13/10/2018. For women in post-revolution Libya, trying to "have it all" looks a little different. Freedom Fields tracks...
Colette

Colette – LFF 2018 Review

If you’re not a fan of historical costume dramas, this won’t be the film to convert you – but don’t dismiss it just yet: Colette has the fascinating eponymous French novelist as its subject, a woman...
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Miriam Lies – LFF 2018 Review

After a chaste online romance in which no photos have been exchanged, biracial Miriam (Rodríguez) is shocked to discover that Jean-Louis (Suarez) – the boy she has been planning on inviting to her...
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Been So Long – LFF 2018 Review

In 2018, with rom-coms and musicals well and truly back with a vengeance, this beautiful, neon-drenched romantic drama couldn’t have come at a better time. Based on the Young Vic’s stage musical of the...
Thunder Road

Thunder Road – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival coverage on 09/10/2018. As a writer-director-star of any given movie, you’re walking a fine line between uncompromising artistic...
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Lizzie – LFF 2018 Review

Lizzie wastes no time laying out its theories as to who committed the 1892 Borden murders, a grisly double homicide by hatchet for which no one was ever found guilty. Opening on the immediate aftermath of the...