The Fabelmans – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 31 minutes, Director – Steven Spielberg Teenager Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle) lives his life through what his camera observes, finding escape from his divided family life through filmmaking. In a short pre-film message Steven Spielberg makes certain that “this is my most personal film”. A semi-autobiographical depiction ofContinue reading “The Fabelmans – Review”

LFF 2022: The African Desperate – Review

Release Date – 21st October 2022, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 39 minutes, Director – Martin Syms Art student Palace (Diamond Stingily) is thrown into a heady mix of parties as she says goodbye to her friends on her final day of college. It should be stated that I’m almost certainly not theContinue reading “LFF 2022: The African Desperate – Review”

LFF 2022: New Normal – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 52 minutes, Director – Jung Bum-shik A group of strangers find themselves walking into increasingly strange, and occasionally deadly, situations within their everyday lives. New Normal is perhaps one of the most baffling films I have seen in quite some time. Largely down toContinue reading “LFF 2022: New Normal – Review”

Unwelcome – Review

Release Date – 27th January 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 44 minutes, Director – Jon Wright After surviving an attack in their London flat expecting-couple Maya (Hannah John-Kamen) and Jamie (Douglas Booth) hope for a life of peace, as long as they can keep the goblin-like Redcaps away. Unwelcome’s marketing, and openingContinue reading “Unwelcome – Review”

LFF 2022: Getting It Back: The Story Of Cymande – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 30 minutes, Director – Tim Mackenzie-Smith Documentary looking at the work and influence of eclectic 70s band Cymande. “I always wanted the bass to be an instrument that speaks” explains Steve Scipio in an interview delving into the various elements of the music ofContinue reading “LFF 2022: Getting It Back: The Story Of Cymande – Review”

LFF 2022: Inland – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 22 minutes, Director – Fridtjof Ryder After returning home after time in a psychiatric hospital a young man (Rory Alexander) begins to delve into his past and disappeared mother. There’s a divide between the naturalistic and the arthouse within writer-director Fridtjof Ryder’s feature debutContinue reading “LFF 2022: Inland – Review”

LFF 2022: Unicorn Wars – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 33 minutes, Director – Alberto Vázquez A group of teddy bears are rapidly trained to be sent to war against the unicorns of the forest, however they’re not prepared for just how brutal it will be. There are many comparisons and ‘cross-betweens’ that canContinue reading “LFF 2022: Unicorn Wars – Review”

LFF 2022: Klokkenluider – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 25 minutes, Director – Neil Maskell A government whistle-blower (Amit Shah) and his wife (Sura Dohnke) must wait in a remote Belgian cottage with two armed bodyguards (Tom Burke, Roger Evans) whilst they await the arrival of a journalist (Jenna Coleman) With Klokkenluider NeilContinue reading “LFF 2022: Klokkenluider – Review”

Babylon – Review

Cert – 18, Run-time – 3 hours 9 minutes, Director – Damien Chazelle As the talkies make their way onto the screen the lives of three hopeful Hollywood figures (Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Brad Pitt) intertwine with different fates for each. There’s a maximalist style akin to Baz Luhrmann within the outrageous party sequence whichContinue reading “Babylon – Review”