NEW STILL DEBUTS OUT OF THE ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL FOR NETFLIX’S FIRST ANIMATED FILM KLAUS Jesper (voiced...
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Dark, twisted, super stylish, and effortlessly cool. On paper, Thoroughbreds is a singularly odd film, and in actuality it is perhaps even more sublimely surreal than anticipated. Oddball Amanda (Olivia Cooke) rekindles her friendship with wealthy socialite, Lily (Anya Taylor Joy), and together they hatch a plan to murder... Read more
A captivating and compelling snapshot of a boy on the brink of discovery. With the awards success of last year’s Moonlight, and other high profile films such as Call Me By Your Name also featuring in this year’s London Film Festival line-up, LGBTQ+ films are gradually becoming more and... Read more
One of the highlights of this year’s festival, Abracadabra is a constant delight, a joyous rollercoaster ride that demands to be seen. Pablo Berger is no stranger to surprising his audience: his second film, Blancanieves, turned the story of Snow White into a silent epic with a matador backdrop.... Read more
Haunting, uncompromising, and strangely life-affirming, this documentary about those at the end of their lives is not to be missed. On a foggy day, a ferry comes slowly into focus. It is headed to the Isle of Wight, a short journey from mainland Britain. Here, Steven Eastwood’s documentary Island... Read more
Bittersweet love story which fails to leave a lasting taste. In 2015’s Brooklyn, Irish born actress Saoirse Ronan was truly magnificent and 2017 sees her star in another romantic drama, this time in On Chesil Beach; an adaptation of the Ian McEwan novella of the same name. At only... Read more
Up close and personal with the former President Obama in this powerful and stirring documentary. Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the United Nations sits in a room with assembled notable political women, her children, and other friends. With a selection of crudités out in front of them there... Read more
One of the year’s most impressive blockbusters. It’s been a long time coming for Wonder Woman to finally her long overdue transformation from page to the big screen and now, in 2017, it has finally happened, with Gal Gadot taking on leading lady duties for Patty Jenkins’ entry into... Read more
The power of imagination and storytelling, wonderfully realised in this documentary-animation hybrid. It might be a little too early to make a call on the best documentary at this year’s Oscars, but based on this debut film from Aaron & Amanda Kopp, you might just want to put an... Read more
Aidan Gillen plays “that bloke off the telly” in a meandering and meta character study of a struggling actor. With notable appearances in TV shows such as Game of Thrones and The Wire, as well as appearing in 2016’s surprise hit film, Sing Street, Aidan Gillen is becoming more... Read more
A unique take on the “coming of age” genre, Ava is a mesmerising first feature. It would be easy to make parallels with Andrea Arnold’s free-spirited American Honey (2016) and Marielle Heller’s controversial The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and whilst it is very much cut from the... Read more
Charming, sincere, and frequently hilarious, Brigsby Bear has all the necessities for an indie movie hit. If you’ve managed to avoid trailers prior to watching this film so as not to gauge what this film will be about, its opening moments manage to do little to clarify exactly what... Read more
Energetic, thoughtful, and surprisingly relevant look at the explosion of a pop culture phenomenon on a sun-drenched Venice Beach in the 1980s. It’s undeniably a bit of a niche topic for a documentary, and indeed the issues this documentary ends up exploring, seem a far cry away from the... Read more