LFF 2017 – Lean On Pete Review
  One Boy And His Horse After the critical success of 45 Years, huge anticipation surrounded Andrew Haigh’s next project.   Lean On Pete arrives at the London Film Festival complete with a head of steam from Venice, where its star Charlie Plummer won the award for best young actor... Read more
The Pyramid Texts (2017) Review
If The Pyramid Texts doesn’t leave you in pieces, you have no heart. This review could start and end right there, because that’s the level of emotional power in the Shamassian brothers’ directorial debut.  Given that the central character, Ray (James Cosmo) is an ex-boxer and the setting is... Read more
The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Review
The shadow of déjà vu hangs over Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of Julian Barnes’ Booker Prize winner, The Sense Of An Ending.  Part of it is down to Charlotte Rampling’s name on the cast list and poster, harking back to Andrew Haigh’s much- praised 45 Years (2015).  Part of it... Read more
Moonlight and Love & Friendship Lead Critics’ Circle Nominations
The UK’s leading film critics picked their favourites from 2016 at yesterday’s nominations ceremony in London for the 37th annual Critics’ Circle Film Awards. Golden Globe nominee, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, tied with Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen parody, Love & Friendship, for the most nominations, receiving seven each.  Behind them came Maren Ade’s German... Read more