LFF 2022: Ashkal – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 31 minutes, Director – Youssef Chebbi When burnt bodies and skeletons begin to appear across Carthage two detectives (Mohamed GrayaĆ¢, Fatma Oussaifi) try to find out the source of what may be an increase in self-immolation. With each stage of the investigative process thatContinue reading “LFF 2022: Ashkal – Review”

LFF 2022: The Eternal Daughter – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 36 minutes, Director – Joanna Hogg A mother and daughter (Tilda Swinton) confront the past in different ways as they spend time in a hotel which was once their family home. Joanna Hogg’s latest film, The Eternal Daughter, plays out like a personal ghostContinue reading “LFF 2022: The Eternal Daughter – Review”

LFF 2022: Allelujah – Review

Release Date – 17th March 2023, Cert – TBC, Run-time – 1 hour 39 minutes, Director – Richard Eyre A geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, despite the personal connection that the government inspector (Russell Tovey) has with the place. Perhaps much like some of the characters in the filmContinue reading “LFF 2022: Allelujah – Review”

LFF 2022: I Love My Dad – Review

Release Date – 23rd January 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – James Morosini In an attempt to reconnect with his son (James Morosini), a father (Patton Oswalt) creates a fake dating profile in order to catfish him, resulting in a road-trip to meet the mystery girl. James Morosini writes,Continue reading “LFF 2022: I Love My Dad – Review”

LFF 2022: The Son – Review

Release Date – 17th February 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 3 minutes, Director – Florian Zeller When his teenage son (Zen McGrath) comes to live with him, Peter (Hugh Jackman) finds himself trying to understand what’s going on in his son’s struggling mind. With 2021’s The Father director Florian Zeller took hisContinue reading “LFF 2022: The Son – Review”

A Man Called Otto – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 6 minutes, Director – Marc Forster Having given up on life after the passing of his wife, Otto (Tom Hanks) finds himself constantly interrupted by his disorderly neighbours, especially recently-moved-in Marisol (Mariana TreviƱo) and her family. Perhaps one of the reasons 2015’s A Man Called Ove works asContinue reading “A Man Called Otto – Review”

Just A Little Bit Random Audience Top Ten Films Of 2022

If the results of last year’s audience top ten films showed a strong return of big screen blockbusters this year’s demonstrates that the taste for indie fare hasn’t gone away. While perhaps the push of recognisable talent may have provided a push there are definitely some titles present which appear to have simply taken offContinue reading “Just A Little Bit Random Audience Top Ten Films Of 2022”

Just A Little Bit Random Review Of The Year 2022

In this special film review of 2022 I’m joined by film journalist Tom Beasley to count down and discuss our respective top ten films of the year lists. From discussion about some of the most acclaimed films of the year to some of the underrated gems, and the shambles that is my top three there’sContinue reading “Just A Little Bit Random Review Of The Year 2022”

Top Ten Films Of 2022

2022 has been an interesting year in terms of what audiences have flocked to, and what has dominated the conversation. While, of course, the standard blockbusters were a point of major discussion a number of indie and foreign language titles garnered much praise and attention throughout the year. The likes of RRR had as muchContinue reading “Top Ten Films Of 2022”