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As in Heaven – TIFF 2021 Review

Danish director Tea Lindeburg’s film, As In Heaven, is a lush and devastating chamber piece, unpicking the dense fabric of motherhood, innocence and superstition. Based on the 1912 Danish novel A Night of...
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The World to Come – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage. “You don’t think there’s a cage that can work to our benefit?” ponders Abigail (Katherine...
Ammonite

Ammonite – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Following his sublime directorial debut, God’s Own Country, Francis Lee once again delves into feelings of...
The Dig

The Dig – Review

Any other year, it would have been difficult to reconcile the minutiae of archaeological excavation against the backdrop of one of the century’s greatest military upheavals, but if the long 2020 has taught...
Mary Queen Of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots – Review

It’s hard to imagine a juicier historical story to film. Two rare female leaders in 16th century Britain, locked in fights for their crowns, their heritage and their lives – all while trying to steal each...
Black 47

Black 47 – Review

A conventional thriller in an unconventional setting, Black 47 lays the bleakness on pretty thick to establish the woeful world in which we find ourselves. War, famine, greed, wrath – the seven sins, the...
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Black 47 – Berlinale 2018 Review

A conventional thriller in an unconventional setting, Black 47 lays the bleakness on pretty thick to establish the woeful world in which we find ourselves. War, famine, greed, wrath – the seven sins, the...

Miss Julie – Review

This adaptation carries the same uneven tones as the play of 1888, attempting as it does to prove that human nature can rocket between moods and motivations at a moment’s notice. Farrell’s butler John is...

A Little Chaos – LFF Review

‘Landscape gardener charms all she meets with fresh approaches to shrubbery’ is a synopsis that will set few pulses racing. Rickman’s first directorial effort since 1997, however, is a solid piece of...

Effie Gray – Review

As another chapter in the evolving period genre, Effie Gray combines the best of Merchant Ivory with the claustrophobia of a modern domestic thriller. Though the film is separated from Gone Girl by time,...

Belle – Review

Proof that the costume drama can go beyond chocolate-box sweet and address issues greater than its genre, Belle is a sumptuous love letter to the classic period film that nevertheless asks you to stop and...