Ema

I usually quite enjoy confusing films, but this Chilean drama wasn’t a twisty-turning thrill, it was a series of events that didn’t quite fit together. Saying that, it had some redeeming qualities, and there were many enjoyable moments. The Plot in a Nutshell Ema is a young dancer and is in the process of leaving […]

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Tenet (No Spoilers)

Christopher Nolan’s Tenet show’s how he is not only a master of suspense, but also a genius of modern science fiction. This spy-thriller-twisty-turny story will probably end up as my favourite of the year, and not just because the cinemas have been shut. The Plot in a Nutshell The Protagonist (John David Washington) has to […]

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Saint Frances

Saint Frances is sweet and subtle and touching. It deals with issues that are sometimes so hard to admit we think about. Kelly O’Sullivan is fantastic as Bridget and I hope I get to see her again soon. The Plot in a Nutshell Bridget is a 34 year-old waitress whose friend has recommended her for […]

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The Assistant

A tense gem of a film that most of you will have missed The Assistant is beautifully simple and will also make you squirm. The Plot in a Nutshell Jane (Julia Garner) is a low level assistant at a company in the film industry. The film shows 24 hours in her life, from being the […]

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Misbehaviour

The Plot in a Nutshell Misbehaviour tells the true story of the Women’s Liberation Movement’s protest against the Miss World pagent in 1970. Sally Alexander (Keira Knightly) is a history student and mum who is very concerned about the world her daughter is being born into. She is part of a women’s movement and attends […]

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Top 10 Movies of 2019

Yes, it’s that time again, where film reviewers bring out their top films lists of the previous year. I hope you enjoy mine! No spoilers this time! 10. The Last Black Man in Sanfrancisco Last Black Man has knocked Knives Out off the tenth spot by its sheer beauty, emotion and humour. For the first […]

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…Ten Films of the Decade (one for each year)

This is a very personal list. It does not (by any means) fully represent my taste in films – in fact, there are some glaring omissions. For example, there is no Nolan in this list, no Charlie Kaufman and no animation (Ghibli or otherwise.) This is also not a “films that represent the decade” list […]

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…Cold Case Hammarskjöld (the 2019 doc to watch out for)

The one film I really wanted to see at the LFF – but couldn’t make – was Cold Case Hammarskjöld, directed and written by Mads Brügger. There are many advantages to having Paul (of Screen Mayhem and One Good Thing Podcast) as a best friend, but one of them is access to the press BFI […]

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…Four and a Half Films at the LFF

This year I saw five films at the London Film Festival: Wounds, Jo Jo Rabbit, The Lighthouse, Knives out and…the surprise film! Here I look at each one, giving my opinions on which you have to keep an eye out for. Wounds Director/Writer: Babak Anvari Starring: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz After a fight […]

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…Midsommar (spoiler heavy long read)

I still can’t put my finger on it, and maybe writing this will help, but there was (as with Hereditary) something missing… Warning: Spoiler HEAVY I’ve been mulling over this for a while now, and I can’t work it out, but there was something about Midsommar that didn’t sit with me. So I’m going to […]

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