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Last Night in Soho – Venice 2021 Review

Last Night in Soho starts shakily, with the slow establishment of Ellie’s (Thomasin McKenzie) move to London to study fashion. Her struggles are about as thrilling as any freshers’ week that’s not your...
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King Rocker – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2020 as part of our Sheffield Doc/Fest coverage. Many so-called rockumentaries have tackled the pressures and pains that come with rock and roll stardom. But a...
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Yardie – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 18/02/18 as part of the Berlin Film Festival. In his directorial debut, Idris Elba brings his effortless sense of cool behind the camera; Yardie is embodied with his...
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Six Rounds – Review

Mark Duggan, an unarmed black man aged 29, was shot dead by police in Tottenham, north London on 4th August 2011, inciting six days of riots that swept England. The chaos, and the systemic injustices leading...
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Hampstead – Review

As the opening titles begin, a lone kite floats whimsically over Hampstead Heath… and realisation dawns: this already seems rather Mary Poppins. By those titles’ end – all Hampstead Village in dappled...

Set The Thames On Fire – Review

Set the Thames on Fire feels like the kind of bizarre black comedy you might have accidentally discovered on BBC3 at 2am. Coincidentally, a small-screen outing in the early hours might have suited this concept...
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Kill Your Friends – Review

In 2008, after working in the shark-infested British music scene, John Niven penned the seminal Kill Your Friends, with a lead character equal parts Bateman and Belfort and here brought to life by that...
Good People

Good People – Review

Way back when, Good People would likely be hitting a supermarket’s DVD bin with a big fat “4.99!” sticker slapped on the case. Now it’ll shuffle onto Netflix under “Crime Films”, 1.5 red stars...