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...
Frances McDormand

Nomadland – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2020. Writer-director-editor Chloé Zhao’s genre experimentation within the poetic docudrama has come to technical fruition in Nomadland, elevating her to...
Favolacce

Bad Tales – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our coverage for London Film Festival. Through several sinister vignettes, Bad Tales (originally titled Favolacce) covers the usual traumas of...
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...
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The Intruder – LFF 2020 Review

There is something really eerie about watching someone perform a voice-over. Inés is a voice actor who is first seen, mid-session, dubbing a porn film. Listening to the emotions coming from Inés’ voice, in...
If It Were Love

If It Were Love – LFF 2020 Review

If It Were Love is a hypnotic illustration of life, art and how the two fold into one another. The documentary follows 15 young dancers rehearsing and performing a movement piece. The performances is an ode to...
Genuspan

Genus Pan – LFF 2020 Review

Lav Díaz is a master in finding beauty in the organic poetry of slowness. From the 625 minutes of 2006’s Evolution Of A Filipino Family to the mere 80 of 2011’s Elegy to the Visitor From the Revolution,...
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200 Meters – LFF 2020 Review

Mustafa (Ali Suliman) lives in the West Bank while his wife and children live in Israel. In order to see them, he must slowly make his way through a very intimidating border check. It is the only path through...
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Shadow Country – LFF 2020 Review

A small village in Czechoslovakia has had its nationality swapped numerous times. Its position near a contentious border means it has belonged to several countries; the one thing that remains constant is its...