Nitram (2021) LFF Review

Nitram (2021) LFF Review

Justin Kurzel film ‘Nitram’ (2021), starring Caleb Landry Jones, commits the sin of humanising a monster, something even a tense atmosphere and fantastic performances can’t overcome. Leoni Horton reviews.

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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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10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of LFF 2020

10 Most Exciting Movies Coming Out of LFF 2020

The 10 movies coming out of the BFI London Film Festival 2020 that you should look out for in cinemas across the coming months.

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New Order (2020) BFI LFF Review

New Order (2020) BFI LFF Review

‘New Order’ (2020), from Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco, is “a daunting but very well crafted art-house thriller”. Naian González Norvind stars. Review by Jack Cameron.

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Nomadland (2020) BFI LFF Review

Nomadland (2020) BFI LFF Review

“The Journey is one hell of a trip” in Chloé Zhao’s immersive road movie ‘Nomadland’ (2020), featuring arguably the most complex and versatile performance of Frances McDormand’s career. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) BFI LFF Review

Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) BFI LFF Review

“Imagine a superhero film that takes aim at the upper middle classes and borrows moments from the work of legendary Soviet-era filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky”. Never Gonna Snow Again (2020) review by Joseph Wade.

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Possessor (2020) BFI LFF Review

Possessor (2020) BFI LFF Review

“You’ve never seen blood splatter so pretty” as in Brandon Cronenberg sophomore feature ‘Possessor’ (2020) starring Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Limbo (2020) BFI LFF Review

Limbo (2020) BFI LFF Review

Ben Sharrock creates a bittersweet tale of those in need of a place to call home in 2020 refugee drama ‘Limbo’. Leoni Horton reviews this lovingly photographed fish-out-of-water film.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020) BFI LFF Review

David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020) BFI LFF Review

David Byrne and Spike Lee burn down the house with this expertly crafted, toes out extravaganza. Shove over “Hamilton”, David Byrne is here. Leoni Horton reviews ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ (2020).

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