Documentary, Film Reviews, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Becoming Led Zeppelin (Venice 2021)

Bernard MacMahon’s officially sanctioned documentary Becoming Led Zeppelin is an amusing and indulgent, highly conventional ode to the band’s ‘supergroup’ origins. Featuring commentary from bassist John Paul Jones, singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page – with late drummer John Bonham appearing through historical radio interviews…

Film Reviews, Horror, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Last Night in Soho (Venice 2021)

Edgar Wright, acclaimed cult director of Baby Driver and Hot Fuzz fame, directs Last Night In Soho with a breezy smoothness, but this vibrant, pulpy horror is disappointingly toothless. In contemporary Cornwall, naive and fresh faced 18 year old Eloise ‘Ellie’ Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) is standing…

Film Reviews, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Les Promesses (Venice 2021)

Absolute power corrupts absolutely in Les Promesses a biting political thriller that isn’t afraid to move, but one with a few too many moving parts. A Parisian mayor, Clemence (Isabelle Huppert) formed her campaign around integrity and honesty, around the idea that she would serve…