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…

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…

Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Take Me Somewhere Nice (2021)

Take Me Somewhere Nice might have the prudes in the audience averting their eyes. It is full of scenes of nudity, casual sex between people who barely know one another and the suggestion that two first cousins might be sexually attracted to one another. There…