LFF 2021: Nascondino – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 25 minutes, Director – Victoria Fiore Following four years in the life of Entoni, grandson of worried grandmother Dora, who fears that he is heading towards a dangerous life of crime. There’s a compelling draw within the conflicting familial nature of Victoria Fiore’s documentaryContinue reading “LFF 2021: Nascondino – Review”

LFF 2021: A Banquet – Review

Release Date – 11th March 2022, Cert – 15, Run-time – 1 hour 37 minutes, Director – Ruth Paxton Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) begins to fear for her teenage daughter, Betsey (Jessica Alexander), when she begins to refuse to eat, and yet loses no weight. While it may initially seem as a response toContinue reading “LFF 2021: A Banquet – Review”

LFF 2021: The Neutral Ground – Review

Release Date – 21st January 2022, Cert – 12, Run-time – 1 hour 22 minutes, Director – CJ Hunt Documentary looking into the feuding reactions and campaigns in response to the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate statues in the city, with similar events happening around the world. When it comes toContinue reading “LFF 2021: The Neutral Ground – Review”

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”