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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… The Dead Don’t Die (spoiler free review)

Jim Jarmusch’s latest film is a wonderful comedy horror with a few small things that it could have done without… Spoiler Free! Plot The town of Centerville is a sleepy town with only three police (Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny), a small diner, a run down gas station run by comic book nerd […]

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…Woman at War (Film Review)

Beautiful, tense, funny and slightly surreal, Woman at War ticked all my boxes. Warning: Spoilers Plot Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), who in her day-to-day life is a choir conductor, is also an eco-warrior. The film begins with one of her attempts to call attention to the Rio Tinto aluminium plant’s impact on the environment – by […]

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…High Life (Film Review)

If Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are competing for the prize of who can get furthest away from Twilight, High Life may well give Pattinson the edge… Warning: Spoilers Plot Monte, a father, (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter Willow (later played by Jessie Ross as a teenager) are drifting through space – they are […]

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…Dumbo (Film Review)

Tim Burton’s reimagining of Dumbo has a super cute elephant…but not much else. Warning: Spoilers (but not many, as this is a remake) Plot It’s 1919 and Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returns to his motherless children after loosing an arm in the First World War. ‘Call me Holt!’ Farrier and his children live with the […]

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