Damsel

Damsel – Berlinale 2018 Review

Movies don’t have to mimic their settings. Space is pretty desolate, but most films featuring the final frontier don’t waste half their running time slowly inching through the black. When it comes to...
Ansel Elgort;Jon Hamm;Eiza Gonzalez;Jamie Foxx

Baby Driver – Review

From the first car chase – set to ‘Bellbottoms’ – Baby Driver makes its mission clear in a manner not unlike Damien Chazelle's crossover hit La La Land: this is another untraditional musical....
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La La Land – Review

Damien Chazelle's third feature, La La Land, confirms two trends in the director's still relatively young career. Firstly, an inclination towards jazz. Secondly, a tendency to make thrilling, moving...
OFFICE

Office – LFF Review

As an elevator pitch – Hong Kong musical corporate satire – Office takes some beating. Sadly, the result is less complex and less bonkers than that logline would suggest. There are some enjoyably quirky...

London Road – Review

London Road is imaginative and bold. Characters talk and sing (sometimes jarringly) as real-life residents of London Road, the area irrevocably affected by 2006’s Ipswich murders. What they express is...

The Last Five Years – Review

Broadway and musicals are a perfect couple. However, problems arise when you decide to add another to the relationship: the medium of film. On stage, energy is easy to sustain - and that is likely where The...

Jersey Boys – Review

Clint Eastwood helming the film version of an international smash-hit musical generates enormous expectations-  and many will blame him for seemingly adopting an “If it ain’t broke… ”...