October 16, 2020

Jennifer Sheridan is a director to watch. Originally an editor who worked on shows like League of Gentlemen, she's since made many shorts and a five-part television series called The Snow Spider. Her feature length directorial debut Rose: A Love Story is a heart wrench...

January 31, 2020

Robert Eggers returns with another claustrophobic, tense and shrieking tale, this time the story of two men thrown together in the murky depths of a secluded island in the 1890s. Compared to Eggers’ earlier, critically-acclaimed film The Witch (2015) which sees a famil...

January 21, 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a heart-warming film, starring Tom Hanks as beloved American children’s television presenter Fred Rogers. The film itself is inspired by the 1998 Esquire article ‘Can You Say…Hero?’ by Tom Junod. It’s the latest film by director M...

January 11, 2020

Rian Johnson’s "Knives Out" starts with a bang – two dogs rapturously run at the camera in slow motion as we’re propelled into the Thrombey household, an organised pandemonium of colours, old books and weird dolls resembling more a decrepit antiques store than a home....

January 10, 2020

As I saw Adam Sandler’s face flash up on the Odeon screen, my eyes just rolled back into my head. To think I had to sit through two hours of watching him crack jokes was nothing short of a horror flick to me. But the surprise film at the LFF, “Uncut Gems”, had me anxio...

December 31, 2019

Taika Waititi hits and misses in his absurdist comedy about a Hitler Youth recruit who finds himself questioning who he is when he happens upon a secret in his own home.

In his new movie "Jojo Rabbit", Waititi - known for his eccentric and genius humour in works like "W...

December 1, 2019

The King, starring Hollywood’s favourite soft boys Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V and Robert Pattinson as Prince Louis, le Dauphin of France is Netflix’s latest blockbuster. Co-written by film director David Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton, as well as produced by Bra...

November 27, 2019

Recently, I have found myself disappointed with Anthony Hopkins. Much like Robert De Niro, Hopkins is a wonderful actor that has the emotional range and screen presence that so many actors desire. However, both have gone from delivering emotionally complex performances...

November 21, 2019

“They went through so much to leave here, and now you bring them back.” This line perfectly encapsulates the pervasive themes of dislocation, cultural displacement and mourning that are imbued in Monsoon, the second feature film by Cambodian-British director Hong Khaou...

November 21, 2019

What does the future hold for Ada? A young woman living in Dakar, Senegal, Ada seems to have her whole life planned out for her. She is to be married to wealthy and respectable Omar to the envy of her close friends who are all seduced by her new luxurious home. For Ada...

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