The Guilty: LFF Film Review

If you want a taut thriller that’s short, intense and whips along at a pace then The Guilty, from Denmark, is for you.

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The Sisters Brothers: LFF Film Review

I missed the press screening of The Sisters Brothers at the Venice Film Festival and I was gutted because it has the most incredible cast – which includes Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Riz Ahmed and Jake Gyllenhaal – so I dropped lucky when I managed to snag a ticket to a public LFF screening.

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Stan & Ollie: LFF Film Review

I must put my hands up and admit that I didn’t know much about Laurel and Hardy, so I found Stan & Ollie, a biographical comedy-drama about the famous comedy duo, both illuminating and entertaining.

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Destroyer: LFF Film Review

Everyone is talking about Nicole Kidman‘s transformation in Destroyer and there is a reason for that – it is jaw-droppingly incredible and she looks almost unrecognisable, and her performance is top notch too.

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A Private War: LFF Film Review

I became aware of how incredible Rosamund Pike was when she starred in Gone Girl. I really wanted her to win the Oscar for it but she didn’t and I would really like her to be in the race again with A Private War.

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The Hate U Give: Film Review

From Eric Garner, Tamir Rice to Philando Castile, there have been so many headlines over the past few years about black men getting killed by white police officers and then them not being charged for it. The Hate U Give is the first studio-backed young adult movie to address this directly, and it is just as powerful and important as Angie Thomas‘ novel of the same name.

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Vox Lux: LFF Film Review

Natalie Portman knows how to give a good performance – she has the Best Actress Oscar to prove it after all – and she doesn’t disappoint in Vox Lux, a last-minute addition to the LFF programme.

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Halloween (2018): Film Review

Following the success of John Carpenter‘s 1978 original of the same name, a franchise was born, spawning many instalments, a remake, a sequel of that remake etc etc. Thankfully, the 2018 film pretends these don’t exist (rightfully so) and acts as a direct sequel to the original.

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Rafiki: LFF Film Review

I am guilty of only attending screenings for big name, hyped, star-studded movies at LFF, so I decided to change that and see Rafiki, a moving LGBT story set in Kenya.

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Utoya: July 22 – LFF Film Review

This seems to happen all the time in Hollywood, but there are currently two films about the 2011 Norway attacks coming out at the same time – one by Paul Greengrass (22 July) that just hit Netflix, and this Norwegian film by Erik Poppe.

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