Film Reviews, Foreign

REVIEW: Eyimofe (2021)

In the vibrant, bustling streets of Lagos, nothing comes easily or cheaply; the relentless nature of life and all its obstacles shapes this quietly stirring debut by Nigerian twin-brother directors Arie and Chuko Esiri. Eyimofe (This is my Desire) follows the loosely intertwined lives of…

Drama, Film Reviews, Foreign, Latest, NYFF 2020

REVIEW: Beginning (NYFF 2020)

Let’s not sugarcoat things: Beginning may be something of an acquired taste. It belongs to that class of long, contemplative Eastern European films that speaks volumes through their moments of silence. Beginning requires a great deal of patience and focus from its viewers, but those…

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, Films, Foreign

REVIEW: Les Misérables (2020)

Les Miserables is a fervent fury essential for our times. Writer and director Ladj Ly’s feature debut follows Sergeant Ruiz who is assigned to a team of unethical police veterans working the Parisian suburb of Montfermiel. This vital film began life as a Cesar-nominated short, inspired by…