The Farewell

The Farewell – Sundance London Review

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cringe at awkward speeches – The Farewell is like any good family wedding, or any good funeral come to think of it. In her sophomore feature, writer-director Lulu Wang...
Columbus

Columbus – Review

A wayward friendship made in passing in a similar manner to Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Cho’s slightly dickish but quietly wounded Jin and Richardson’s similarly hurt but enthusiastic Casey meet...
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Hearts Beat Loud – Review

A film with a synopsis that must check every box in the ‘Sundance movie’ criteria, Hearts Beat Loud is a light, enjoyable film that washes over you - though perhaps doesn’t linger in the mind long after...
A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story – Review

After the success of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), David Lowery reunites Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara in a time-travelling, existential yarn about the dislocation of grief. Questioning why we become...
King Jack

King Jack – Review

There’s nothing original under the sun, it is said, and King Jack will certainly feel familiar to many. Felix Thompson’s picaresque tale of two boys in smalltown America can trace its ancestry right back...
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News of the Week – 5th Feb 2016

The Weekly Report All news contained herein corresponds to the world of film. The Weekly Report will seek to cover general film news that has emerged over the last seven days. The End of...
Second Mother Final

The Second Mother – Review

In a perfect mix of pathos and comedy, The Second Mother brings light to something key to society: class divide. Regina Casé is a joy to watch as Val, who fosters the unshakable belief that she is a...

52 Tuesdays – Review

One of 2015's most important films, though so deft in style that it's never "Worthy". A parent's FTM transition provides a backdrop, but James (formerly Jane) is never defeatist or self-loathing. Instead,...