THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD charms its audience with its humour, storytelling and sheer kind-heartedness. James Ashworth reviews.
Gentrification is not some abstract concept in RESIDUE, but a murderer of individuals, communities, and history itself. Key events are being forgotten, while long-term residents are increasingly being erased, their voices mumbled and their faces obscured. James Ashworth reviews.
Writer, director and composer Thomas Clay finds fertile ground in which he can deconstruct the common notions of the period drama. James Ashworth reviews from LFF.
A sumptuous score, compelling characters, and beautiful visuals ensure that this former play finds its place as a film.
Walking into COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD, audiences are likely to wonder exactly what the film is going to be about. Some, of an older or more politically minded nature, may connect it to the former Secretary-General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld. Fewer will know of his death in a plane crash. As the director and writer … Continue reading Cold Case Hammarskjöld
As a directorial debut, there is much to recommend about RARE BEASTS, from the psychedelic cinematography to the show of emotional force from its cast. Billie Piper continues to blaze a fascinating trail. James Ashworth reviews.
With the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the world’s eyes turned to Cuba, waiting to see if the government could survive after the fall of its greatest ally. While we have the benefit of hindsight, WASP NETWORK examines this period of uncertainty, where agents for and against Fidel Castro battle for the future … Continue reading Wasp Network
BLACKBIRD emphasises the distance between those suffering a terminal illness, both physically and emotionally, from those who are not. James Ashworth reviews at BFI LFF.
By setting itself in the near future, BACURAU allows itself to explore a world that is something of a dark reflection of our own, and revels in this juxtaposition. James Ashworth reviews.
Short but sweet, and laden with symbolism, Shahad Ameen’s directorial debut has more than enough power to capture the imagination.