LFF 2021: Flee – Review

Release Date – 11th February 2022, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 29 minutes, Director – Jonas Poher Rasmussen Animated documentary following Amin Nawabi as he recounts his childhood in 80s and 90s Afghanistan before finding refuge in Denmark many years later. “Most people can’t begin to understand how fleeing like that effects you”Continue reading “LFF 2021: Flee – Review”

LFF 2021: A Hero – Review

Release Date – 21st January 2022, Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 8 minutes, Director – Asghar Farhadi When given two days of parole from his prison sentence Rahim (Amir Jadidi) attempts to paint an image of himself as an honest, almost saintly, man in the hope of never going back, despite cynicism fromContinue reading “LFF 2021: A Hero – Review”

LFF 2021: Red Rocket – Review

Release Date – 11th March 2022, Cert – 18, Run-time – 2 hours 8 minutes, Director – Sean Baker Washed-up porn star Mikey (Simon Rex) returns to his small town Texas roots, trying to start his career back up while getting caught up with his ex-wife (Bree Elrod) and teenage doughnut shop worker Strawberry (SuzannaContinue reading “LFF 2021: Red Rocket – Review”

LFF 2021: Ali And Ava – Review

Release Date – 4th March 2022, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – Clio Barnard Romantically lonely souls Ali (Adeel Akhtar) and Ava (Claire Rushbrook) spark a surprise relationship which appears to create familial rifts as they grow closer. There’s a highly down-to-earth naturalistic nature to writer-director Clio Barnard’s Ali AndContinue reading “LFF 2021: Ali And Ava – Review”

LFF 2021: The Souvenir Part II – Review

Release Date – 4th February 2022, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 47 minutes, Director – Joanna Hogg Student filmmaker Julie’s (Honor Swinton Byrne) graduation film becomes a lookback in multiple ways as she attempts to capture her past relationship, after her partner passed away from an overdose. 2019’s The Souvenir perhaps gained somethingContinue reading “LFF 2021: The Souvenir Part II – Review”

LFF 2021: Belfast – Review

Release Date – 21st January 2022, Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 38 minutes, Director – Kenneth Branagh Nine-year-old Buddy (Jude Hill) finds the future of his family in their Belfast home thrown into uncertainty when the Troubles break into his neighbourhood. As the effects of the Troubles create dividing tensions within the workingContinue reading “LFF 2021: Belfast – Review”

LFF 2021: The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Review

Release Date – 26th December 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 45 minutes, Director – Joel Coen When a trio of witches (Kathryn Hunter) prophesise to Lord Macbeth (Denzel Washington) that he will become king of Scotland he finds himself pushed by his wife (Frances McDormand) to murderous extents to bring this soonerContinue reading “LFF 2021: The Tragedy Of Macbeth – Review”

LFF 2021: The Lost Daughter – Review

Release Date – 17th December 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 2 minutes, Director – Maggie Gyllenhaal When another woman’s (Dakota Johnson) child goes missing, while on holiday in Greece, Leda (Olivia Colman) begins to be taken back to her early and troubled years of motherhood. The Lost Daughter gradually opens its doorsContinue reading “LFF 2021: The Lost Daughter – Review”

LFF 2021: The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas – Review

Release Date – 10th December 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 34 minutes, Director – Mark Cousins Director Mark Cousins looks back on the career and impact of producer Jeremy Thomas as the two take a road trip to the Cannes Film Festival. Through something as simple as a road trip director MarkContinue reading “LFF 2021: The Storms Of Jeremy Thomas – Review”

LFF 2021: Titane – Review

Release Date – 26th December 2021, Cert – 18, Run-time – 1 hour 48 minutes, Director – Julia Ducournau As exotic dancer Alexia (Agathe Rousselle) begins to act upon long-growing violent and murderous impulses an aging fire chief (Vincent Lindon) finds himself reunited with his decade-long missing son. Before its premiere at Cannes earlier thisContinue reading “LFF 2021: Titane – Review”