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...
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...
Black 47

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...