Pasolini – LFF Review

A love letter from one provocauteur to another, written in dried blood and tired philosophy. Dafoe is assured as the controversial director, both in his tentative physicality and his soaring creative...

White God – LFF Review

White God is an intrepid and incisive thriller. Blisteringly beautiful, brutal and bizarre, it achieves the intimacy and meticulousness essential to crystallize unspoken communication and potent...

Listen Up Philip – LFF Review

Philip (Schwartzman) is the man you'll love to hate. Ike (Pryce) is the man he could become. They are both tortured, selfish literary geniuses and Moss, Ritter and de La Baume are the women who suffer for...

Shrew’s Nest – LFF Review

Shrew’s Nest is a shrieking bloody mess of a film that just about clings onto enough sanity to tell a compelling and sinister story. Montse (Gómez) is too afraid to leave her house and when an injured...

Dancing Arabs – LFF Review

Dancing Arabs’s greatest strength is the way it recognises and respects the painfully irreconcilable divide between opposing cultures – in this case Israel and Palestine. There is kindness and humanity...

Spring – LFF Review

Death leads to dubious love in this endlessly inventive delight that pays no regard to traditional genre boundaries. Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead send bereaved lead Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci) on...

’71 – LFF Review

Yann Demange’s feature debut relentlessly shifts from ambient tension to blunt horror time and time again, in what must be 2014’s most flagrant display of up-and-coming British talent. ‘71’s erratic...

Enough Said – Review

James Gandolfini’s final bow is an impeccably performed, hugely likeable, entirely naturalistic romantic comedy for grown-ups. Avoiding the usual pitfalls and pratfalls of the genre, Holofcener’s...

Gravity – LFF Review

"I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw." - Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, describing his views from the...

The Armstrong Lie – LFF Review

The two universal questions surrounding the Lance Armstrong saga are: How did it go on for so long, and why did he do it? Packed with frank admissions from nearly all parties involved, the film thrives when...