The Personal History of David Copperfield – LFF Review

Directed by comedy legend Armando Iannucci, and co-written by frequent collaborator Simon Blackwell, The Personal History of David Copperfield keenly adapts Dickens' famous autobiographical tome into a slim, crowd-pleasing comedy of manners; and although some of the richness of its source material has been lost, the power of its social conscience and humanist themes remains. Cruelly separated... Continue Reading →

Ad Astra – it’s lonely out in space

It’s a boom time for allegorical science fiction movies which frame their galactic journeys as personal quests, a test of emotional endurance as much as physical, where the prize is a long-awaited epiphanic moment for their psychologically constipated heroes.

The Souvenir – Review

In the early 1980s, a young woman from a wealthy background enrols in a prestigious film school in London. Julie (Honor Swinton-Byrne), from a incredibly privileged background, is struggling with her ambition to make a film about an impoverished family in Thatcher's Britain, but finds her cosy life upended when she enters a romantic relationship... Continue Reading →

The first trailer for Waves rolls in

Waves, Trey Edward Shults' follow-up to his acclaimed debut Krisha and mainstream breakthrough It Comes at Night, has finally dropped a trailer. The film, a journey through a South Florida family's healing after a loss, has already been acclaimed following screenings at Telluride and will also play at Toronto. Peter Debruge of Variety noted that... Continue Reading →

Pain & Glory – Review

Despite the immaculate dress sense, wild salt-and-pepper hair and a certain similarity in their choice of subject matter, Antonio Banderas isn't portraying movie director Pedro Almodovar here. But as Salvador Mallo, beloved director of Spanish cinema, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake. 

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