Film Reviews

Honest Thief (Review)

DIRECTOR: Mark Williams

CAST: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Jeffrey Donovan, Anthony Ramos, Robert Patrick, Jasmine Cephas Jones

RUNNING TIME: 99 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: When he falls in love, a prolific criminal (Neeson) intends to turn himself in and start a new life – but he is soon double-crossed and sets out for revenge…

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With that one phone call – you know the one – in the first (and best) Taken, Liam Neeson suddenly […]

Huracán (Review)

DIRECTOR: Cassius Corrigan

CAST: Cassius Corrigan, Yara Martinez, Jorge Masvidal, Camila Rodríguez, Steven Spence, Carlos Guerrero, Benhur Sito Barrero, Grégory Choplín, Xavier Cortes, Martín Fajardo, Wallace Jean, Samantha Lopez, Milena Rivero, Gley Viera

RUNNING TIME: 103 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: An aspiring MMA fighter (Corrigan) battles with his personal demons as he is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder…

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“What if Rocky were more like Fight Club?” For his directorial debut Huracán, which he also writes, produces […]

Host (Review)

DIRECTOR: Rob Savage

CAST: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb, Radina Drandova, Caroline Ward, Alan Emrys, Patrick Ward, Edward Linard, Jinny Lofthouse, Seylan Baxter, Jack Brydon, James Swanton

RUNNING TIME: 57 mins

CERTIFICATE: TBC

BASICALLY…: A group of friends chatting online get more than they bargained for when they accidentally summon a spirit during a séance…

 

 

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It’s the Little Film That Could© of 2020, and so far one of the only good things to result […]

Pixie (Review)

DIRECTOR: Barnaby Thompson

CAST: Olivia Cooke, Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack, Colm Meaney, Dylan Moran, Alec Baldwin, Sebastian de Souza

RUNNING TIME: 94 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: When a heist goes wrong, a young woman (Cooke) and her friends (Hardy and McCormack) find themselves going up against local gangsters…

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The first five minutes of Barnaby Thompson’s Pixie set the tone for everything about to come: two would-be robbers, driving in a car on their way to the […]

Over The Moon (Review)

DIRECTORS: Glen Keane and John Kahrs

CAST: Cathy Ang, Robert G. Chiu, Philippa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Sandra Oh, Margaret Cho, Kimiko Glenn, Artt Butler

RUNNING TIME: 99 mins

CERTIFICATE: U

BASICALLY…: An adventurous young girl (Ang) builds a rocket ship and heads to the moon to meet the legendary goddess Chang’e (Soo)…

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It’s amazing to think that, until now, legendary Disney animator Glen Keane has not been given his own animated […]

Carmilla (Review)

DIRECTOR: Emily Harris

CAST: Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise, Daniel Tuite, Lorna Gayle

RUNNING TIME: 96 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: An isolated young woman (Rae) becomes fascinated with the mysterious Carmilla (Lingnau) when they strike up a passionate friendship…

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Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic vampire romance tale Carmilla is considered a classic of gothic storytelling within certain circles, with its striking portrayal of a female friendship drowned in supernatural overtones, and has […]

Ammonite (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Francis Lee

CAST: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Fiona Shaw, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secăreanu, Claire Rusbrook

RUNNING TIME: 120 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: In 1840s England, fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet) forms an intense relationship with a grieving young woman (Ronan)…

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020 – the UK release date is currently unknown.
We’ve come to the end of a very different BFI […]

Small Axe: Lovers Rock (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Steve McQueen

CAST: Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Micheal Ward, Shaniqua Okwok, Francis Lovehall, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Kadeem Ramsay, Ellis George, Daniel Francis-Swaby, Marcus Fraser, Saffron Coomber, Frankie Fox, Romario Simpson, Alexander James-Blake, Jermaine Freeman

RUNNING TIME: 68 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: A house party in 1980s West London sets the scene for romance, violence, and music…

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020 – it is currently scheduled […]

Nomadland (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao

CAST: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells

RUNNING TIME: 108 mins

CERTIFICATE: 15

BASICALLY…: After losing everything in the Great Recession, Fern (McDormand) travels through the American West to live her life as a nomad…

 

 

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020 – the UK release date is currently listed for January 1st 2021.
There are many striking things about Chloé […]

Possessor (BFI London Film Festival Review)

DIRECTOR: Brandon Cronenberg

CAST: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kaniehtiio Horn, Raoul Bhaneja, Gage Graham-Arbuthnot, Gabrielle Graham

RUNNING TIME: 104 mins

CERTIFICATE: 18

BASICALLY…: A corporate assassin (Riseborough) who uses technology to implant their subconscious into other people’s bodies finds herself trapped in the mind of another man (Abbott)…

 

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This review is of the cut shown at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2020 – the UK […]