Reviews

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: SIBERIA

There’s a fine line between great art and pretension and Abel Ferrara’s Sibera walks it, often stumbling between the two like a snow-blind traveller navigating an unknown terrain. As you would expect from Ferrara, Siberia is a bold and [...]

October 11, 2020

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: RELIC

On the surface, Natalie Erika James’ Relic is a horror film – and for all intents and purposes it is. But there’s much more to unpack in this richly layered piece of genre cinema. Horror films always work best when they’re using the [...]

October 10, 2020

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: HERSELF

Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a film which doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. On one hand it would like to be a gritty Ken Loach-style drama about surviving domestic abuse and on the other it wants to be an uplifting quasi-comedy littered [...]

October 9, 2020

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: MANGROVE

Director Steve McQueen delivers another piece of powerhouse cinema with Mangrove, the first of five works from his Small Axe film collection. Chosen to open the 2020 BFI London Film Festival, Mangrove is front and centre at the festival, something [...]

October 8, 2020

Gimmfest 2020 Review: THE HORROR CROWD

Horror is a genre which shines a light on our darkest fears and nightmares. Horror films delve deep into human nature, taking the worst of humanity and bringing it to the fore. It also rips the most terrifying concepts from our imaginations and [...]

October 8, 2020

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