Tags : film review

‘Summer of 85’ is a Moving Queer Love Story: Review

Mischa Alexander reviews François Ozon’s Summer of 85, a touching queer love story set in France in the 1980s. Summer romance films are never going to get old, are they? There’s something about the bright colours, the enviable climate and the tranquil settings that make all of us lean in and wish we could watch […]Read More

‘Frida Kahlo’ – The Love, Life and Loneliness of an

Frida Kahlo, the latest documentary film by Exhibition on Screen, is an in-depth and immersive look into the life of the iconic Mexican artist. Directed by Ali Ray, it goes beyond the bright colours, bold brows and traditional Tehuana styling for which Kahlo is known and delves deeper into her story, who she was as […]Read More

‘Body of Water’ is a poignant look at the impact

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to eating disorder behaviours. After working as an acclaimed war photographer, Stephanie begins to document her own internal war against a terrifying disease in Body of Water. Body of Water violently breaks down barriers and forces the viewer to face a reality that is huge in our society, but […]Read More

‘The Intruder’ – an intriguing aural nightmare: LFF Review

Erica Riva plays a traumatised woman drowning in the sound of her own nightmares in this De Palma-esque thriller. The Intruder is an unnerving Argentine thriller from Natalia Meta, that sets out to explore how PTSD can manifest itself in the wake of horrific events. Erica Riva plays Inès, a fortysomething woman who relies on […]Read More

‘Eyimofe’- A Touching Tale of Life and Love: LFF Review

Black History Month will be seen differently by white audiences this year. The rallying cries from the Black community finally awakened white members of society not just in the US, but across the globe. With many from the white community standing in solidarity with their Black and minority neighbours, people are finally accepting and attempting […]Read More

Jealousy and Godlessness in ‘Saint Maud’: Review

There are many things I’ve missed about going to the cinema this year, but perhaps chief among them is the almost-unending paranoia that comes with seeing a good horror movie. You know the feeling: sitting at a table or lying in bed and all of a sudden a shiver crosses your body, seemingly out of […]Read More

Willem Dafoe Gets Philosophical in ‘Siberia: LFF Review

Abel Ferrara’s latest feature Siberia follows the recluse Clint (Willem Dafoe), who lives in a desolate snowscape, tending to a rundown mountainside bar. Clint is visited by an array of strange and frightening patrons, triggering a collapse in Clint’s mentality, as dreams, nightmares and reality all begin to blend into one.  Siberia functions as a […]Read More

An Excellent Ensemble In ‘The Boys In The Band’: Review

There are worse ways to spend an evening than watching the gorgeous cast of Netflix’s new LGBTQ+ film The Boys In The Band. Based on Mart Crowley’s 1968 play, The Boys In The Band centres on Harold’s (Zachary Quinto) birthday, celebrated by his coven of friends: Michael (Jim Parsons), Donald (Matt Bomer), Bernard (Michael Benjamin […]Read More

‘Monsoon’ Is A Touching Exploration of Identity: Review

Monsoon is the perfect kind of film for those who love an emotionally-intelligent slow burn—and it doesn’t hurt that the main character is played by a man as beautiful as Henry Golding. However, Golding eschews his typical ‘charismatic, likeable romantic lead’ character and instead flexes his subtler acting muscles in the role of Kit, a […]Read More

‘Enola Holmes’ and the Definition of Boredom: Review

Based on the Young Adult novel series by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes focuses on Sherlock’s younger sister stirring up trouble and testing her own hand at solving mysteries. Despite the bizarre controversry surrounding it, anticipation for this new female-led mystery film was high. However, it sadly does not live up to its potential. Enola Holmes […]Read More

‘For Sama’: A Year On

It has been a year since one of the most essential documentaries of the 21st century, For Sama, premiered in UK cinemas. In a revolutionary 100 minutes, it changed the entire world of documentary making.  Waad al-Kateab, now 29, documents everything in this journey through uprisings, airstrikes and tragedy during the Syrian civil war. All […]Read More

Cult Classic ‘The Swimmer’ is Back on Blu-Ray: Review

Squint your eyes and cult classic The Swimmer, starring Burt Lancaster, could be the B-plot on an episode of extra-quirky later day Seinfeld. Of course, it would be Kramer who joyously tells his pals he’s “going from pool to pool and swim all the way across the county home, Jerry!”  It’s a fun thought, and […]Read More

‘Rocks’ – an Exemplary Exercise in Diversity with an Emotional

The first images we see in Rocks emphasise verticality. Cell phone footage, bordered by black bars, captures a rapturous gathering of girls on an outer London rooftop. The girls dance and shout with their exhilaration felt in the shakiness of the cell phone footage. Before long the image changes to a widescreen format. The blue skies surrounding […]Read More