LFF 2020: I Am Samuel – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – TBC, Run-time – 1 hour 10 minutes, Director – Peter Murimi A gay Kenyan man worries about opening up about his relationship to his parents for fear of their response and the reaction of the rest of society. You have to admire the bravery to make a film likeContinue reading “LFF 2020: I Am Samuel – Review”

LFF 2020: Lovers Rock – Review

Release Date – 22nd November 2020, Run-time – 1 hour 8 minutes, Director – Steve McQueen At a house party in 1980’s London relationships are formed, developed and tested as the music plays and people take to the floor to dance together over the course of one night. There’s a point in Steve McQueen’s LoversContinue reading “LFF 2020: Lovers Rock – Review”

LFF 2020: Mangrove – Review

Release Date – 15 November 2020, Run-time – 2 hours 6 minutes, Director – Steve McQueen After multiple racist police attacks around the Mangrove restaurant a group of local figures and regulars get together to stage a protest, after ending violently they find themselves on trial, fighting for their futures and equality. Much like theContinue reading “LFF 2020: Mangrove – Review”

LFF 2020: Farewell Amor – Review

Release Date – N/A, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 41 minutes, Director – Ekwa Msangi After seventeen years apart an Angolan immigrant (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) is reunited in New York with his wife (Zainab Jah) and daughter (Jayme Lawson) having to not just rebuild relationships but build them from the start WhenContinue reading “LFF 2020: Farewell Amor – Review”

LFF 2020: Siberia – Review

Release Date – N/A, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 32 minutes, Director – Abel Ferrara A man (Willem Dafoe) journeys into a cave to confront both his past and his dreams, or nightmares Willem Dafoe has definitely had a thing for playing characters in remote situations seemingly going mad. After the release ofContinue reading “LFF 2020: Siberia – Review”

LFF 2020: One Man And His Shoes – Review

Release Date – 23rd October 2020, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 23 minutes, Director – Yemi Bamiro Documentary about basketball and Michael Jordan’s part in the rise of Nike shoes Within the first 15 minutes of One Man And His Shoes you feel as if you’re watching an Aaron Sorkin directed documentary. YemiContinue reading “LFF 2020: One Man And His Shoes – Review”

LFF 2020: Shirley – Review

Release Date: 30th October 2020, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 47 minutes, Director – Josephine Decker Bored by the seemingly pedestrian style of the outside world anxiety-filled author Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) begins to find inspiration in a twisted relationship with a young woman (Odessa Young) staying in her home. Elisabeth Moss hasContinue reading “LFF 2020: Shirley – Review”

LFF 2020: Relic – Review

Release Date – 30th October 2020, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 29 minutes, Director – Natalie Erika James When Edna (Robyn Nevin) suddenly returns after going missing her daughter (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter (Bella Heathcote) go to her home to discover an unseen presence that seems to be consuming her Relic sits inContinue reading “LFF 2020: Relic – Review”

LFF 2020: Time – Review

Release Date: 16th October 2020, Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 21 minutes, Director – Garrett Bradley While her husband faces a 60 year prison sentence for robbery Fox Rich fights a tough judicial system while trying to provide for her family and get out a message of the racism within the US’s legalContinue reading “LFF 2020: Time – Review”

LFF 2020: Herself – Review

Release Date – 10th September 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 37 minutes, Director – Phyllida Lloyd A mother (Clare Dunne) escapes an abusive relationship with her two daughters and decides to build a house for them to finally live in safety. Mamma Mia! and The Iron Lady, two very different films fromContinue reading “LFF 2020: Herself – Review”