Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Supernova (LFF 2020)

Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films in this year’s London film festival programme (alongside Francis Lee’s Ammonite) is the sophomore outing from British writer-director Harry Macqueen. World-premiering in competition at San Sebastián earlier this year, the drama is the second movie in the lineup to…

Documentary, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: I Am Samuel (LFF 2020)

There’s something quite beautiful about a documentary that doesn’t focus on a public figure or somebody deemed ‘extraordinary’, but instead follows a regular guy as filmed by one of his closest friends. In his moving documentary I Am Samuel, Kenyan writer/director Peter Murimi captures moments…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Honeymood (LFF 2020)

Giddy newlyweds Noam and Eleanor (Ran Danker and Avigail Harari) arrive in their luxury honeymoon suite to celebrate their wedding night but the discovery of a gift of a ring from Noam’s ex-girlfriend Renana puts those plans on hold. Instead, arguing about what this supposed…

Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: 200 Meters (LFF 2020)

Ameen Nayfeh’s feature length debut 200 Meters centres around the controversial West Bank barrier which separates Israel and Palestine. Officially part-wall, part-fence, this imposing structure is the subject of many debates around the world. Its supporters claim its a necessary deterrent against terrorism, whilst those…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Herself (LFF 2020)

With a firm content warning in place for scenes of domestic abuse, the opening to Herself is admittedly bleak, and a stark contrast to the film that most people would know director Phyllida Lloyd for, 2008’s ultimate feel-good cheese-fest, Mamma-Mia! It opens with Sandra (Dunne)…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Cicada (LFF 2020)

Set during a particularly lush New York summer, Cicada follows the blooming romance between two twenty-somethings, both of whom are searching for themselves as much as they’re searching for love. Ben (played by writer-director Matthew Fifer) is a quietly confident but introspective soul who by…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Mogul Mowgli (LFF 2020)

As producer, writer, and lead actor of Mogul Mowgli, Riz Ahmed is undoubtedly hugely passionate about this project and working in collaboration with Pakistani-American documentary director Bassam Tariq on his first narrative feature, there is an overwhelming ambition to this film that is at times…