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...
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...
Bloody Nose Empty Pockets

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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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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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...
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Relic – Review

This review was originally published as part of our London Film Festival 2020 coverage. Playing out like a particularly morbid episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, the Australia-set Relic digs into a...
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Wolfwalkers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Everyone daydreams of life in the skies, taking wing and soaring through the clouds. But let’s be real,...
New Order

New Order – LFF 2020 Review

With much of the world experiencing some degree of political and social unrest, it would seem a pertinent time for the release of New Order, Michel Franco’s dystopian thriller about societal collapse in...
Zanka Contact

Zanka Contact – LFF 2020 Review

In the opening minutes of Zanka Contact, a smart and funny sex worker named Rajae tells a dark joke about a car crash to her taxi driver. Moments later, she is in a dramatic crash herself. Larsen, a faded rock...