Official Competition

Official Competition – Venice 2021 Review

Official Competition brings a mischievous premise worth the admission fee alone: acclaimed director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is hired to make a prestigious adaptation with two of Spain’s finest actors,...
The Hunt

The Hunt – Review

It’s easy to see why The Hunt was shelved last year following a spate of mass shootings in the US. Not because it’s violent – it is, but not emphatically more so than many other films released since –...
Velvet Buzzsaw ORWAV

Velvet Buzzsaw – Review

A slasher satire of art criticism, Velvet Buzzsaw promises bite, blood, and a true element of danger – even if the pretentious victims are less than sympathetic. However, after an explosive trailer drop and...

Nightcrawler – Review

Jake Gyllenhaal unfurls creepy wings as Lou Bloom, a determined vulture ready to feather his own nest in the shade of the American Dream. Lou’s maniac eyes share the same greedy glint as his hungry camera....

Leviathan – LFF Review

Zvyagintsev’s direction builds small character moments into a powerful story of corruption, betrayal and despair. This is Russia, and it’s not pretty. Farcical comedy clashes with the downtrodden hopes...

Her – Review

Whether you view Her as a vision of dystopia or utopia rather depends on your relationship with technology. To Theodore (Phoenix) it is at once the reason and remedy for his loneliness. He is struggling to...