Film Reviews

REVIEW: Like A Boss (2020)

Childhood best friends Mel (Rose Byrne) and Mia (Tiffany Haddish) have built up their own beauty company and love working together. But when money gets tight and beauty guru and business mogul Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) arrives on the scene promising to solve all their…

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REEL WOMEN: January 2020 UK Releases

Happy New Year! Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly feature that highlights the films being released in the UK that are written and/or directed by women. This month we’ve got some award contenders, documentaries, dramas and biopics. 3 January Amanda Directed by: Mikhaël Hers…

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Best of the Decade: Wonder Woman In ‘No Mans Land’

Wonder Woman, both the character and the film, had a lot riding on its shoulders when it was released in 2017. Amazingly it was the first live-action film where Wonder Woman was the lead, it was the first female-led superhero since Catwoman and Elektra in…

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REEL WOMEN: December 2019 UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly feature that highlights the films being released in the UK that are written and/or directed by women. Here’s not only our last Reel Women of the year but the last Reel Women of the decade. In December we…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Party’s Just Beginning (2019)

Ever since her best friend Alistair (Matthew Beard) took his own life, Lucy (Karen Gillan) struggles to deal with it and self-medicates with copious amounts of alcohol and one-night stands. The Party’s Just Beginning is Karren Gillan’s feature-length directorial debut and what a film to…

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REVIEW: 21 Bridges (2019)

NYPD Detective Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman), who is renowned for his ruthlessness, is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers on the island of Manhattan. But as he races against time to catch the killers, he stumbles into a conspiracy that’s…

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REEL WOMEN: November UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly feature that highlights the films being released in the UK that are written and/or directed by women. It’s November so you know what that means? It’s the start of the Christmassy movies! If festive films aren’t your thing,…

CAMFF 2019, Film Reviews

CAMFF 2019: Martha: A Picture Story

In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti appearing on the city’s subway carriages, in a time when the city saw it as just vandalism. Decades later she learns she’s become an unexpected icon of the street art…

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REVIEW: System Crasher (CAMFF 2019)

Nine-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) is rebellious, aggressive and unpredictable as she’s expelled from every foster home and special needs school she’s placed at, driving the people around her to despair. While child protection services try to find her a permanent placement, they assign Micha (Albrecht…

CAMFF 2019

CAMFF 2019: Hi, A.I.

A documentary about how robots and A.I. are being integrated into our private lives. Watching Hi, A.I. was a weird experience. Going into it, I was sure it was a documentary, but the way the film is shot it started to feel more like a…

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CAMFF 2019: Talking About Trees

A documentary about four elderly Sudanese filmmakers who try to reopen a cinema and share their love of film in a country where film culture has all but been stamped out. Ibrahim Shaddad, Suliman Ibrahim, Eltayeb Mahdi and Manar Al-Hilo are the four filmmakers who…

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CAMFF 2019: Wild Amsterdam

Wild Amsterdam is a nature documentary where adventurous urban cat Abatutu (voiced by Martijn Fischer) takes you on a tour of his city and narrates the sights and sounds of his home. Wild Amsterdam is a nature documentary unlike any I’ve seen before. It gives…