Film Reviews, LFF 2021, Thriller

REVIEW: Bull (LFF 2021)

Perhaps the biggest obstacle for Bull will be its comparisons to Kill List and other works by Ben Wheatley, especially with Neil Maskell in the lead role, appropriating a similar role to the one he played to such acclaim in Wheatley’s Kill List from 2011….

Biopic, Film Reviews, LFF 2021

REVIEW: Belfast (LFF 2021)

A triumphant personal return to form for Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh has been an acclaimed stage and screen actor for over three decades but his directorial efforts have been much more hit and miss. However, he has remarkably directed 21 films and while the early…

Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Gateway (2021)

Italian director Michele Civetta has had a varied career to date directing music videos for the likes of Lou Reed, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono and directing adverts for Coca-Cola and Martini & Rossi. His feature film debut was 2020’s Agony, a thriller that earnt…

Film Reviews, International Film, Sports

REVIEW: Final Set (2021)

Tennis based films have often proved mixed bags with a few exceptions including 2017’s Battle Of The Sexes and the Scarlett Johansson film Match Point. The latest film to tackle the Tennis world is the French drama Final Set (Cinquième set in French) which depicts…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Pink Skies Ahead (2021)

Coming of age films are certainly not a new genre and some of the most beloved films of recent years have been of this style, whether that’s Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower or Submarine.  One of the…

Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Vault (2021)

The Vault is a curious beast, borrowing heavily from previous heist films and while entertaining in stretches, struggles to forge an identity of its own. The film follows a ragtag crew of treasure hunters and thieves who have discovered that part of Sir Francis Drake’s…