LFF 2020: Ultraviolence – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – Ken Fero Documentary exposing deaths in prisons, and on the streets, caused by police brutality and the effects that they have had. The brief text-filled trailer for Ultraviolence claims that this is a film that the police and politicians don’tContinue reading “LFF 2020: Ultraviolence – Review”

LFF 2020: Cicada – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 33 minutes, Directors – Matt Fifer, Kieran Mulcare Breaking from a string of one night stands Ben (Matt Fifer), trying to cope with the recurring impacts of past sexual trauma, forms an instant connection with Sam (Sheldon D. Brown) New York City, a placeContinue reading “LFF 2020: Cicada – Review”

LFF 2020: The Intruder – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – Natalia Meta When her voice recordings begin to contain strange background noises Inés (Érica Rivas) begins to experience strange nightmares, further fuelled by the thought that there could be something unknown inside her. It’s been pointed out before, and shallContinue reading “LFF 2020: The Intruder – Review”

LFF 2020: Genus Pan – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 2 hours 36 minutes, Director – Lav Diaz Three goldminers (Nanding Yousef, Bart Guingona, Don Melvin Boongaling) venture through an expansive jungle to return to their home village. From looking at the filmography of director Lav Diaz two and a half hours is a relatively shortContinue reading “LFF 2020: Genus Pan – Review”

LFF 2020: Wildfire – Review

Release Date – 19th March 2021, Cert – TBC, Run-time – 1 hour 25 minutes, Director – Cathy Brady When her sister, Kelly (Nika McGuigan), returns after being missing for several years, Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone) must put up with circulating rumours and their pasts coming back to haunt them in their small Northern Irish borderContinue reading “LFF 2020: Wildfire – Review”

LFF 2020: Sound For The Future – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 42 minutes, Director – Matt Hulse Director Matt Hulse recreates his siblings’ punk band, The Hippies, from when he was eleven. Documentarian and short-maker Matt Hulse’s Sound For The Future could easily come across as some sort of breakdown or vanity project, as heContinue reading “LFF 2020: Sound For The Future – Review”

LFF 2020: The Reason I Jump – Review

Release Date – 18th June 2021, Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 22 minutes, Director – Jerry Rothwell Documentary, using the memoir of the same name, looking at the experiences of non-speaking autistic people around the world. It would be very easy for me to simply quote masses of Jerry Rothwell’s The Reason IContinue reading “LFF 2020: The Reason I Jump – Review”

LFF 2020: Supernova – Review

Release Date – 5th March 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 33 minutes, Director – Harry Macqueen Musician Sam (Colin Firth) and writer Tusker (Stanley Tucci) are travelling across England by motorhome to revisit old friends, family and treasured places as Tusker’s dementia worsens. It’s almost impossible to believe that Colin Firth andContinue reading “LFF 2020: Supernova – Review”

LFF 2020: Never Gonna Snow Again – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 53 minutes, Directors – Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert The residents of a gated community trust their deepest secrets and worries with a mysterious, quiet masseuse (Alec Utgoff) When it comes to being relaxed how much are you more likely to give away? What ifContinue reading “LFF 2020: Never Gonna Snow Again – Review”

LFF 2020: 200 Metres – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 30 minutes, Director – Ameen Nayfeh A Palestinian father (Ali Suliman) is stuck on the other side of a border wall as he must smuggle himself into Israel where his son is in hospital. The world record for sprinting 200 metres is 19.19 seconds,Continue reading “LFF 2020: 200 Metres – Review”