LFF 2022: The Eternal Daughter – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 36 minutes, Director – Joanna Hogg A mother and daughter (Tilda Swinton) confront the past in different ways as they spend time in a hotel which was once their family home. Joanna Hogg’s latest film, The Eternal Daughter, plays out like a personal ghostContinue reading “LFF 2022: The Eternal Daughter – Review”

LFF 2022: Allelujah – Review

Release Date – 17th March 2023, Cert – TBC, Run-time – 1 hour 39 minutes, Director – Richard Eyre A geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, despite the personal connection that the government inspector (Russell Tovey) has with the place. Perhaps much like some of the characters in the filmContinue reading “LFF 2022: Allelujah – Review”

LFF 2022: I Love My Dad – Review

Release Date – 23rd January 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 35 minutes, Director – James Morosini In an attempt to reconnect with his son (James Morosini), a father (Patton Oswalt) creates a fake dating profile in order to catfish him, resulting in a road-trip to meet the mystery girl. James Morosini writes,Continue reading “LFF 2022: I Love My Dad – Review”

LFF 2022: The Son – Review

Release Date – 17th February 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 3 minutes, Director – Florian Zeller When his teenage son (Zen McGrath) comes to live with him, Peter (Hugh Jackman) finds himself trying to understand what’s going on in his son’s struggling mind. With 2021’s The Father director Florian Zeller took hisContinue reading “LFF 2022: The Son – Review”

A Man Called Otto – Review

Cert – 15, Run-time – 2 hours 6 minutes, Director – Marc Forster Having given up on life after the passing of his wife, Otto (Tom Hanks) finds himself constantly interrupted by his disorderly neighbours, especially recently-moved-in Marisol (Mariana TreviƱo) and her family. Perhaps one of the reasons 2015’s A Man Called Ove works asContinue reading “A Man Called Otto – Review”

LFF 2022: Women Talking – Review

Release Date – 10th February 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 44 minutes, Director – Sarah Polley After a series of severe sexual assaults a group of women discuss whether to leave or stay in their Amish commune. Amongst the various moments of shock within Women Talking is perhaps the reminder of theContinue reading “LFF 2022: Women Talking – Review”

LFF 2022: She Is Love – Review

Release Date – 3rd February 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 20 minutes, Director – Jamie Adams When she arrives at the hotel run by her ex-husband’s (Sam Riley) girlfriend (Marisa Abela), Patricia (Haley Bennett) confronts the downfall of her relationship in a drunken evening with her former partner. “I’m aware of howContinue reading “LFF 2022: She Is Love – Review”

LFF 2022: The Whale – Review

Release Date – 3rd February 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 57 minutes, Director – Darren Aronofsky When it seems his condition may be leading him to his final days a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher (Brendan Fraser) tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter (Sadie Sink). It’s been a fair while sinceContinue reading “LFF 2022: The Whale – Review”

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Review

Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 24 minutes, Director – Kasi Lemmons Biopic charting the rising career, fame and personal life of Whitney Houston (Naomi Ackie) Early on, while rehearsing songs for church, Whitney Houston’s mother (Tamara Tunie) reminds her that “every song is about a story, there is no story about a song”.Continue reading “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Review”

LFF 2022: Empire Of Light – Review

Release Date – 9th January 2023, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 55 minutes, Director – Sam Mendes In the turbulent days of the early 1980s a romance begins to form between a young Black man (Micheal Ward) and an older white woman (Olivia Colman) in the cinema that they both work at. AfterContinue reading “LFF 2022: Empire Of Light – Review”