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”

Nightmare Alley – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 30 minutes, Director – Guillermo del Toro Shady stranger Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) finds himself picking up skills and tricks as a mentalist after joining a carnival, however a world of lies opens up as his success increases. “It ain’t hope if it’s a lie, Stan” drunken retiredContinue reading “Nightmare Alley – Review”

LFF 2021: Red Rocket – Review

Release Date – 11th March 2022, Cert – TBC, 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 – TBC, 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”

Scream – Review

Cert – 18, Run-time – 1 hour 54 minutes, Directors – Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett When her younger sister (Jenna Ortega) is attacked by a new Ghostface killer (Roger L. Jackson), Sam (Mellissa Barrera) finds herself seeking the help of ‘legacy’ survivors Dewey Riley (David Arquette), Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell)Continue reading “Scream – Review”

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania – Review

Cert – U, Run-time – 1 hour 28 minutes, Director – Derek Drymon, Jennife Kluska Dracula (Brian Hull) and Johnny (Andy Samberg) travel to South America to find a crystal to power a machine which has reversed their human and monster forms, while those back at Hotel Transylvania are dealing with their own human troubles.Continue reading “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania – Review”

Boiling Point – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – Phillip Barantini Staff tensions run high when a restaurant experiences its most stressful, and overbooked, night of the year. “We’re the good guys, we’re here for you” head chef Andy (Stephen Graham) finds himself told by patronising former boss, and celebrity chef, Alastair SkyeContinue reading “Boiling Point – Review”