Film Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021)

A cosy romance may be the last thing you would expect as a follow up to the hedonistic Never Goin Back (2018) from director Augustine Frizzell, but it’s good that a new director is already showing range, especially when you consider that she’s also directed…

Film Reviews, Romance

REVIEW: Love Type D (2021)

Romantic comedies – or “comedies of manners” as they were originally referred to – have been delighting cinema goers since the 1920s. Big on-screen partnerships such as Grant and Hepburn; Gable and Colbert; Hudson and Day dominated the box office with their light-hearted approach to…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Kid Candidate (2021)

Up until, ahem, recently, “joke” candidates seemed to be the reserve of British politics. We’ve had everything from Count Binface to H’Angus the Monkey; The No Fruit Out of Context Party to the Monster Raving Looney Party. All of whom stood, in some way, to…

Columns, Reel Women

REEL WOMEN: July 2021 UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly column that highlights new releases that are written and/or directed by women. This month we’ve got something for everyone with documentaries, horror, and films for the whole family! Cinemas are open, so we have a mixture of films…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Zola (2021)

“Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out? It’s kind of long but full of suspense.” With those two simple sentences, the epic poem of Zola was born. Perhaps the first long-form Twitter story to be made into a…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror

REVIEW: Too Late (2021)

From Miranda Priestly to Darth Vader to Michael Scott, bosses are a well-documented presence in the world of cinema and television. Across all workplaces, the power imbalance between employee and employer is a delicate and interesting dynamic, eliciting a sense of familiarity no matter how…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Sweet Thing (2021)

Putting nails underneath car wheels, Christmas presents wrapped in tinfoil and a stolen gun – none of these things are particularly sweet, but the opposite can be said for the wonderful Billie and Nico, a brother and sister who deserve the world but have only…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: I Carry You With Me (2021)

Despite the fact that there is a plethora of LGBT cinema being produced in Mexico – dating all the way back to the 1930s – it still feels like a relatively taboo subject for the mostly Catholic nation. Something that is whispered, rather than celebrated….

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: What Lies West (2021)

What is there to do in the summer holidays if you have a protective mother and a superficial babysitter? Arguably not a first choice for the average teenage girl, but sometimes the best remedy is a naturalistic hike across the state. This is exactly the…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Holler (2021)

Everything in Holler is faded, like an old photograph. It’s not only clear that this town’s glory days are well in the rearview mirror: it’s hard to imagine a time when it was ever thriving in the first place. This is an utterly decimated vision…