Herself

Herself – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a heartfelt tear-jerker that manages to reckon with the violence of a system...
Wildfire

Wildfire – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Wildfire bursts onto the screen with Kelly (the late Nika McGuigan) returning home a year after being reported...
New Order

New Order – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. With much of the world experiencing some degree of political and social unrest, it would seem a pertinent time...
Limbo

Limbo – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Writer-director Ben Sharrock has made something very special with Limbo. In this film about a group of...
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Another Round – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Another Round sees the Danish dream team of Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg finally back together, eight...
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Supernova – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Director Harry Macqueen’s second feature explores the well-trodden theme of terminal illness through the...
After Love

After Love – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Writer-director Aleem Khan’s feature debut focuses on Mary (Joanna Scanlan), a woman who discovers that her...
Human Voice

The Human Voice – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. You could say a film about isolation, in 2020, is timely. But for all the many beats they have in common,...
Ammonite

Ammonite – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Following his sublime directorial debut, God’s Own Country, Francis Lee once again delves into feelings of...
Notturno

Notturno – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. In one of the first scenes of Notturno we see a distraught mother mourning her lost son. She is stood wailing...
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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – Review

This film was originally reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets sets out to break the rules of cinema. Why do we have to distinguish between...
Farewellamor

Farewell Amor – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Farewell Amor’s opening scene, a man clutching flowers at an airport as his long-awaited family arrives from...
Poss

Possessor – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. In Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is an assassin who enters her targets’...
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The Painter and the Thief – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival 2020 coverage. The story could’ve been torn straight out of a Hitchcock thriller: two thieves break into a gallery and steal two...