A shot of Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins in The Father

The Father – Review

Adapted by Florian Zeller from his stage play of the same name, The Father is a film about the ravages of time in the vein of Michael Haneke’s Amour. But while Haneke presented his subjects with clinical...
Surge

Surge – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. Ben Whishaw is certainly one of the finest actors of his generation, and Aneil Karia’s Surge is a film which allows...
Army Of The Dead

Army of the Dead – Review

The first 20 minutes of Army of the Dead are an absolute joy to watch. After an efficient, no-nonsense explanation of how the zombie apocalypse came to pass, we’re treated to a bombastic montage showing the...
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Sound of Metal – Review

This film was previously reviewed in April 2021 for its digital release. Early on in Sound of Metal, a group of deaf addicts sign a prayer that’s common in 12-step programmes: “God grant us the serenity...
Stowaway Edit

Stowaway – Review

It seems like everyone's going to space these days; the exploits of Branson and Musk attempting to blast us normal folk into the cosmos has brought a renewed interest in the thinking man's sci-fi film....
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Malcolm & Marie – Review

Covid-conscious filmmaking is a tricky business. When production of Euphoria's second season was halted due to the pandemic, creator Sam Levinson and star Zendaya cooked up a more viable creative outlet: a...
Stardust

Stardust – Review

This film was previously reviewed in November 2020 as part of our Raindance 2020 coverage. Feathers were unquestionably ruffled when it was announced last year by Duncan Jones that the upcoming biopic of...
IHuman

iHuman – Review

Mercifully, an artificial intelligence-led revolt against humanity didn’t happen in 2020. If iHuman is to be believed, it’s not a matter of if, but when. A documentary which functions as much as a horror...
Antarctica

Antarctica – Raindance 2020 Review

Antarctica wears its influences on its sleeve. It's hard not to spot the tropes present in other recent coming of age films: the "girls gone bad" anarchy of Booksmart, the fraught mother-daughter relationship...
Descent

Descent – Raindance 2020 Review

Freediving is diving without any breathing apparatus, relying only on the diver's lung capacity to stay underwater for incredibly long periods of time. The more extreme form of this is 'ice freediving' where...
Shirley

Shirley – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The incandescent Madeline’s Madeline still fresh in our memories, Josephine Decker returns to the screen with Shirley....
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden – Review

Based on the novel from 1910, this remake shifts the famous story to 1947. Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) is rescued from an India torn apart by Partition and travels to her uncle (Colin Firth) in the crumbling...