Film Reviews, Horror, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Rose – A Love Story (LFF 2020)

Vampires have long been a staple of the horror genre, harking back to the 1922 silent classic Nosferatu. However on screen portrayals of the mythical creature have ranged widely throughout the decades. Initially characterised as mere bloodsucking monsters, vampires are increasingly represented as misunderstood outsiders –…

Film Reviews, Horror, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: The Intruder (LFF 2020)

The Intruder follows Inés (Erica Rivas), a young woman who experiences a traumatic event during a trip with her partner, and begins to suffer delusions. It’s a terrifying concept, and confusing real life with the imaginary soon proves detrimental to her everyday life. Written and…

Drama, Fantasy, Film Reviews, Horror, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Siberia (LFF 2020)

For those who like their festival films as bonkers and experimental as possible; well this one’s definitely for you. World premiering in competition at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, Siberia marks Abel Ferrara’s sixth collaboration with Willem Dafoe, following last year’s addiction drama Tommaso. Billed as a search…

Animation, Disney+, Family, Film Reviews, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Soul (LFF 2020)

What is your life’s purpose? It’s a frighteningly loaded question, one that’s tiring to even think about, let alone answer. But in Soul, Pixar maestro Pete Docter tackles it head-on in what is undoubtedly his most existential, inspiring and life-affirming film to date. Joe Gardner…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: One Man and his Shoes (LFF 2020)

There will be numerous conversations as to whether Yemi Bamiro’s investigative look into the legacy of the Air Jordan sneakers serves as the perfect companion piece to this year’s outstanding documentary The Last Dance. The Netflix series was an examination into Michael Jordan – the man,…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Stray (LFF 2020)

What an odd but quaint little documentary this is. Stray offers a dog’s eye view of Istanbul as filmmaker Elizabeth Lo follows Zeytin and her fellow stray dogs for two years, capturing the mundane and monotony of life on the streets. A title card at…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Farewell Amor (LFF 2020)

After seventeen years alone in New York, Angolan immigrant Walter (Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine) is joined in the US by his wife Esther (Zainab Jan) and teenage daughter Sylvia (Jayme Lawson). Now cramped in a one-bedroom apartment, the family tries to reconnect. Farewell Amor is…