Film Reviews



'Ladyworld': London Review

Amanda Kramer’s debut traps eight girls in a house as the world caves in around them

Bros After The Screaming Stops

'After The Screaming Stops': London Review

This film about the reunion of the band Bros is much more than a routine rock doc

Only you

'Only You': London Review

Can a romance between Josh O’Connor and Laia Costa survive gruelling rounds of IVF?

The Fight

'The Fight': London Review

UK comedy stalwart Jessica Hynes goes behind the camera for a drama about self-esteem

An Impossible Love

'An Impossible Love': London Review

A superior yet highly successful melodrama from Catherine Corsini.

On her shoulders

'On Her Shoulders': Review

Dir/ed/cine: Alexandria Bombach. US. 2018. 94mins

Hunter Killer

'Hunter Killer': Review

Gerald Butler and Gary Oldman unite to save the world

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'Halloween': Review

David Gordon Green reboots (kind off) the long-running horror franchise.

They Shall Not Grow Old WingNut Films IWM

'They Shall Not Grow Old': London Review

Peter Jackson has remembered them

Rona. Azim's Mother

'Rona, Azim’s Mother': Busan Review

This prize-winner at Busan is also Afghanistan’s entry for the Academy Awards

Irene's Ghost

'Irene's Ghost': London Review

A son tries to trace the story of his late mother in this poignant documentary


'Vs.': London Review

Ed Lily sets his directorial debut in Southend’s battle rap scene, drawing strong performances from his young cast

That Time of Year

'That Time Of Year': London Review

Christmas in Denmark, with Paprika Steen and Sophie Gråbøl as feuding siblings at a family get-together

Sometimes Always Never

'Sometimes Always Never': London Review

Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter and Sam Riley star in Carl Hunter’s debut feature

Clean Up

'Clean Up': Busan Review

Debut from Kwon Man-ki shares top prize in Busan’s New Currents section