LFF 2022: Ashkal – Review

Release Date – TBC, Cert – N/A, Run-time – 1 hour 31 minutes, Director – Youssef Chebbi When burnt bodies and skeletons begin to appear across Carthage two detectives (Mohamed GrayaĆ¢, Fatma Oussaifi) try to find out the source of what may be an increase in self-immolation. With each stage of the investigative process thatContinue reading “LFF 2022: Ashkal – Review”

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”

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 – TBC, 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”

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”

LFF 2022: Till – Review

Release Date – 6th January 2023, Cert – 12, Run-time – 2 hours 10 minutes, Director – Chinonye Chukwu Grieving mother Mamie Till-Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler) attempts to find justice after a racist attack leads to the lynching and murder of her 14-year-old son Emmett (Jalyn Hall). Perhaps the biggest creation of emotional pain within TillContinue reading “LFF 2022: Till – Review”