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LYNN + LUCY (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Roxanne Scrimshaw (film debut), Nichola Burley (For Those in Peril), Kacey Ainsworth (Topsy-Turvey), Jack Shalloo (Kickoff), Christopher Patrick Nolan (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Shaq B. Grant (film debut), Samson Cox-Vinell (1917), Ashleigh Bannister (film debut), Leslie Duke (film debut), Tia Nelson (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Fyzal Boulifa (film debut), director, writer, editor; Camilla Bray (Oranges and Sunshine), producer; Taina Galis (Full Firearms), cinematographer, editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lynn (Scrimshaw) and Lucy (Burley) […]

HAMILTON (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns), Leslie Odom Jr. (Harriet), Phillipa Soo (Here and Now), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Waves), Christopher Jackson (Tracers), Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting), Okieriete Onaodowan (Thanks for Sharing), Anthony Ramos (Monsters and Men), Jasmine Cephas Jones (The Photograph), Jonathan Groff (Frozen)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Thomas Kail (film debut), director, producer; Lin-Manuel Miranda (Clayton’s Friends), writer, producer, composer; Jeffrey Seller (Rent), producer; cinematographer TBA; Jonah Moran (Fade to Black), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
The story […]

FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Yuichi Ishii (film debut), Mahiro Tanimoto (film debut), Takashi Nakatani (film debut), Take Nakamura (film debut), Shun Ishigaki (film debut), Umetani Hideyasu (film debut), Miki Fujimaki (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), director, writer, cinematographer; Roc Morin (film debut), producer; Ernst Reijseger (The Wild Blue Yonder), composer; Sean Scannell (film debut), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A man (Ishii) is hired to impersonate the father of a missing girl (Tanimoto)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY […]

DESPERADOS (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?
Nasim Pedrad (Aladdin), Lamorne Morris (Game Night), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Sarah Burns (Life as We Know It), Robbie Amell (The Babysitter), Heather Graham (The Hangover), Mike Mitchell (Freaks of Nature), Jessica Chaffin (The Heat)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
LP (film debut), director; Ellen Rapoport (film debut), writer; John Finemore (Crawlspace), Elizabeth Grave (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Kelli Konop (The Breed) and Mason Novick (Juno), producers; Mateo Messina (Blockers), composer; Tim […]

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Review)

DIRECTOR: David Dobkin

CAST: Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Graham Norton, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

RUNNING TIME: 121 mins

CERTIFICATE: 12A

BASICALLY…: Icelandic musicians Lars (Ferrell) and Sigrit (McAdams) are chosen to represent their country at the Eurovision song contest…

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
The world feels like it’s on fire right now, and not just because of this late June heatwave; COVID-19 has spread like wildfire […]

007 RETROSPECTIVE: You Only Live Twice (1967)

DIRECTOR: Lewis Gilbert

CAST: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurō Tamba, Teru Shimada, Karin Dor, Donald Pleasance, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn, Charles Gray, Tsai Chin, Peter Maivia, Burt Kwouk, Michael Chow, Ronald Rich, Jeanne Roland, David Toguri

RUNNING TIME: 117 mins

CERTIFICATE: PG

BASICALLY…: James Bond (Connery) teams up with the Japanese Secret Service to find and stop whoever is behind a series of space hijackings…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
With No Time To Die being pushed […]

Saint Frances (Review)

DIRECTOR: Alex Thompson

CAST: Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith Williams, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost, Max Lipchitz, Rebekah Ward, Lily Mojekwu, Bradley Grant Smith, Mary Beth Fisher, Laura T. Fisher, Francis Guinan, Braden Crothers, H.B. Ward

RUNNING TIME: 106 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: When she makes a life-changing decision, a deadbeat nanny (O’Sullivan) forms an unlikely bond with the six-year-old she’s charged with protecting (Williams)…

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
In one of the very first scenes of Saint Frances, protagonist Bridget – […]

Fanny Lye Deliver’d (Review)

DIRECTOR: Thomas Clay

CAST: Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox, Tanya Reynolds, Peter McDonald, Zak Adams, Perry Fitzpatrick, Kenneth Lollard

RUNNING TIME: 112 mins

CERTIFICATE: 18

BASICALLY…: A Puritan woman (Peake) and her family find their world shaken when two strangers unexpectedly arrive…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
You wouldn’t think that a small-scale film like Fanny Lye Deliver’d would have a production troubled enough to rival Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, but nowadays it seems anything is possible. Originally commissioned nearly […]

Clemency (Review)

DIRECTOR: Chinonye Chukwu

CAST: Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff, Danielle Brooks, LaMonica Garrett, Michael O’Neill, Michelle C. Bonilla, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Dennis Haskins, Richard Gunn, Alma Martinez

RUNNING TIME: 113 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A death row prison warden (Woodard) must confront her demons when she has to execute another inmate…

 

 

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
As the discussion about race relations and legal injustices reaches a heated peak, one might argue that now is not really the best […]

FANNY LYE DELIVER’D (18)

WHO’S IN IT?
Maxine Peake (Funny Cow), Charles Dance (The Imitation Game), Freddie Fox (The Riot Club), Tanya Reynolds (Emma), Peter McDonald (The Damned United), Zak Adams (film debut), Perry Fitzpatrick (The Spoiler), Kenneth Collard (Anna Karenina)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Thomas Clay (Soi Cowboy), director, writer, composer, editor; Philippe Bober (The Square), Robert Cannan (The Lovers & The Despot), Joseph Lang (film debut), Michel Merkt (Elle) and Zorana Piggott (Mirror Maze), producers; Giorgos Arvanitis (The Last […]

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