LFF 2020: One Night In Miami – Review

Release Date – 15th January 2021, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 55 minutes, Director – Regina King Four influential African American figures; Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr) meet in a hotel room one night, discussing their status in society andContinue reading “LFF 2020: One Night In Miami – Review”

LFF 2020: Wolfwalkers – Review

Release Date – 11th December 2020, Cert – PG, Run-time – 1 hour 43 minutes, Directors – Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart An English girl (Honor Kneafsey) living in 1600’s Ireland befriends a shapeshifting Wolfwalker (Eva Whittaker) while her father (Sean Bean) and the Lord Protector (Simon McBurney) try to rid the woods of wolves. SinceContinue reading “LFF 2020: Wolfwalkers – Review”

LFF 2020: Possessor – Review

Release Date – 27th November 2020, Cert – 18, Run-time – 1 hour 43 minutes, Director – Brandon Cronenberg Tasya (Andrea Riseborough) works for a group that inserts her consciousness into the bodies of unsuspecting people, controlling them to assassinate rich targets, however one specific victim (Christopher Abbott) begins to fight back. As many areContinue reading “LFF 2020: Possessor – Review”

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”