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’...
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...
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...
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...
Notturno

Notturno – LFF 2020 Review

In one of the first scenes of Notturno we see a distraught mother mourning her lost son. She is stood wailing in a largely barren room, reliving his torture, reigniting her own pain. Her cries bounce off the...
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Ultraviolence – LFF 2020 Review

In 2001, director Ken Fero released Injustice, a documentary examining the killings of Black people in police custody in the UK. Ten years in the making, Ultraviolence is Fero’s emphatic and essential...
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,...
Time

Time – LFF 2020 Review

In Garrett Bradley’s documentary Time, Sibil "Fox" Richardson is working to have her husband Robert released from prison. She believes his sentence—60 years for armed bank robbery—is oppressively and...
Kajillionaire (1)

Kajillionaire – LFF 2020 Review

Crime doesn’t pay. Or at least, it doesn’t pay well. Kajillionaire’s con artists are a far cry from ripping off a Vegas bank; a good day’s haul to the Dynes is a gift certificate and a big rock....