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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...
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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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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...
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,...
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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...
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...
After Love

After Love – LFF 2020 Review

Writer-director Aleem Khan’s feature debut focuses on Mary (Joanna Scanlan), a woman who discovers that her husband has a secret life just days after his sudden and unexpected death. She stares across the...
Soul

Soul – LFF 2020 Review

With his lifelong dream close enough to taste, jazz musician Joe (Jamie Foxx) suddenly finds himself moving towards the gates of Heaven. Following an accident, the man’s body lies in a hospital bed while his...