THE WITCH HUNTERS is a charming and perceptive coming-of-age tale exploring a friendship, writes Gavin Midgley at Cambridge Film Festival
A colourful, exuberant musical that explodes with humour and sincerity, BEEN SO LONG encompasses the very soul of North London in a stunning, contemporary tale of love, loss and overcoming the past. On the estates of Camden, young mother Simone, played by the riveting Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Black Mirror), cares for her disabled daughter … Continue reading Been So Long
The entertaining SCIENCE FAIR does much to illuminate a wider message that should be heeded, writes Jim Ross
LEMONADE is a gritty and evocative story with subtle performances, Sarah Henkel reviews at Cambridge Film Festival.
Gritty, cynical and intensely gripping – Gjorce Stavreski delivers a powerful piece that rests on a son’s desperate devotion to battle his father’s illness that delves them both into the unforgiving underworld of Macedonia’s drug-trade. With his father losing the fight to terminal lung-cancer and with it, his hope and mind, Vele (Blagoj Veselinov) is … Continue reading Secret Ingredient
BEAUTIFUL BOY delivers enough tenderness to elicit emotion from its audience, but it’s a gradual release rather than a quick hit. Mark Liversidge reviews at London Film Festival.
In 1959 a young man by the name of Erik Jensen boarded an ocean liner bound for Sarawak on the tropical Island of Borneo. Little did he know he would spend the next seven years living and working with the indigenous Iban people, researching their language and culture. Simultaneously, the traditional way of life for … Continue reading Erik and the Iban
A touching and heartbreaking portrait of young love, cinematically earns the right to be watched. Jim Ross reviews ahead of Africa in Motion opening night.
Luka Vukos previews the opening night of the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival – “a bloody good bunch of films”.
ROMA lives up to its festival buzz, with fantastic cinematography and an impeccable choices from Alfonso Cuaron. Yemi Chabi reviews.