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...
Honeymood

Honeymood – LFF 2020 Review

Two newlyweds arrive in their shiny hotel suite, exhausted but ecstatic, surrounded by gifts and luxury. Eleanor (Avigail Harari) discovers a hidden wedding gift in her husband Noam’s (Ran Danker) pocket and...
SCHEMERS

Schemers – Review

Everyone growing up in a nothing town dreams of making something of it. For director Dave McLean, it was throwing a disco to impress a girl, which led to gig after gig, booking the likes of Simple Minds, The...
Monsoon

Monsoon – Review

Reconnecting with your childhood home is an emotionally turbulent experience, but all of these feelings within Hong Khaou’s Monsoon are expressed in moments of profound quiet. The first half-hour of the film...
Enola Holmes and Eudoria

Enola Holmes – Review

On her sixteenth birthday, Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) has her life upturned when her mother and mentor (Helena Bonham Carter) disappears, leaving her at the mercy of the misanthropic Mycroft (Sam Claflin,...
The Roads Not Taken

The Roads Not Taken – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. The gradual loss of a person to dementia is an incredibly painful process to witness; Sally Potter draws...
Koko Di Koko Da

Koko-di Koko-da – Review

Too exploitative to be intelligent, too repetitive to be innovative, Swedish director Johannes Nyholm’s second feature is an ambitious attempt to tackle the long-lasting effects of deep-set trauma that loses...
Netflix Unknown Origins Edit

Unknown Origins – Review

Unknown Origins could and should have been so much better: a self-aware buddy cop movie with a crime-fighting duo investigating murders inspired by superhero origin stories. Fast, fun, and exciting with...