Ammonite

Ammonite – LFF 2020 Review

Following his sublime directorial debut, God’s Own Country, Francis Lee once again delves into feelings of repression, loneliness and desire in Ammonite. Inspired by the life of trailblazing British...
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I Am Samuel – LFF 2020 Review

“Alex is the love of my life… we belong together.” What appears to be a sweet and earnest declaration of love from Samuel, the subject of Peter Murimi’s vital documentary, swiftly becomes a defiant...
Suk Suk

Suk Suk – Berlinale 2020 Review

Pak (Tai Bo) is a taxi driver entering his twilight years yet still providing for his family. A long-closeted gay man, he spends his lunch breaks cruising in parks and public bathrooms. When he meets retiree...
Love Simon

Love, Simon – Review

Mean Girls. Clueless. 10 Things I Hate About You. The teen comedy pantheon already sets a very high bar, and not every film reaches it. Good news, then, because Love, Simon is a big-hearted, well-rounded...
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Inferninho – BFI Flare 2018 Review

There aren’t enough films like Inferninho. It’s a small tale with an immense capacity for empathy. Set almost entirely in the titular bar that caters to a group of outsiders, which counts among its staff...
Moonlight

Moonlight – Review

Moonlight is a strange mixture of the old and the new, offering plenty that we’ve seen before while pushing boundaries that too often remain rigid in mainstream films. Director Barry Jenkins begins in the...