The Power of the Dog (2021 LFF Review)

The Power of the Dog (2021 LFF Review)

Benedict Cumberbatch leads an ensemble cast in 2021 Jane Campion western ‘The Power of the Dog’, an unyielding exploration of masculinity against the backdrop of the old west. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Spencer (2021) LFF Review

Spencer (2021) LFF Review

Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana in ‘Spencer’ (2021), from ‘Jackie’ director Pablo Larraín, an ambitious achievement that reframes the tragic legacy of the female icon. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Ride the Eagle (2021) Review

Ride the Eagle (2021) Review

Jake Johnson co-writes and stars in ‘Ride the Eagle’ (2021), the Trent O’Donnell film of a man reconnecting with his deceased mother and makes the most of Covid limitations. Review by Leoni Horton.

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The Beta Test (2021) EIFF Review

The Beta Test (2021) EIFF Review

Jim Cummings’ newest offering, ‘The Beta Test’, is a ‘Twilight Zone’ shaped Hollywood rabbit hole filled with murder, mystery, manipulation, data harvesting, consumerism, greed and luxury stationery. Leoni Horton reviews.

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The Kissing Booth 3 (2021) Review

The Kissing Booth 3 (2021) Review

Netflix young adult rom-com ‘The Kissing Booth 3’, starring Joey King, Jacob Elordi and Joel Courtney, is a disappointing end to an already tedious franchise. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Sound of Metal (2021) Review

Sound of Metal (2021) Review

‘Sound of Metal’, from screenwriter-director Darius Marder, is a triumph for Best Actor nominee Riz Ahmed who is utterly dazzling from the moment he arrives on screen. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Promising Young Woman (2021) Review

Promising Young Woman (2021) Review

Emerald Fennell filters every bubble-gum pink detail through a boldly cinematic narrative, exposing the real-world judgemental attitudes surrounding rape in ‘Promising Young Woman’ (2021). Leoni Horton reviews.

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She’s the Man (2006) – 15th Anniversary Review

She’s the Man (2006) – 15th Anniversary Review

Perhaps we didn’t all grow up to be Shakespearean scholars, but ‘She’s the Man’ is still terrific gender-bending fun. Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum star in ‘She’s the Man’, now 15 years old. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021) Review

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021) Review

With ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’, director R.J. Cutler constructs a mesmerising treat that will make a fan of musical sensation Billie Eilish out of any viewer. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Sweetheart (2021) Review – GFF

Sweetheart (2021) Review – GFF

Marley Morrison British seaside holiday film ‘Sweetheart’, featuring the debuting Nell Barlow, is a nuanced exploration of sexuality and a modern twist in the realm of British film. Leoni Horton reviews.

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