Petite Maman (2021) Review

Petite Maman (2021) Review

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ director Céline Sciamma offers ‘Petite Maman’ (2021), her latest exploration of womanhood. It will unravel the grief in each of us. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Mothering Sunday (2021) Review

Mothering Sunday (2021) Review

Odessa Young and Josh O’Connor excel in an otherwise regular post-Great War romance from Eva Husson and screenwriter Alice Birch, ‘Mothering Sunday’ (2021). Review by Joseph Wade.

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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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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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Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Delphine’s Prayers (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

‘Delphine’s Prayers’ (2021), from well regarded documentarian Rosine Mbakam, serves as a memoir by its subject, a Belgian immigrant with a traumatic, perspective-shifting story. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Charlotte Ginsborg coronavirus pandemic documentary ‘Songs for the River’ highlights social and political issues from the perspective of a small London community. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Juste un mouvement (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Inspired by the work of Jean-Luc Godard, Vincent Meessen’s ‘Juste un mouvement’ (2021) documentary on Senegalese left-wing revolutionary Omar Blondin Diop, review. By Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Review

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Review

The creative minds behind the “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” stage musical have adapted the story for the big screen in what may be 2021’s best movie musical. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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The Road Dance (2021) EIFF Review

The Road Dance (2021) EIFF Review

‘The Road Dance’, from filmmaker Richie Adams and adapted from the book by John MacKay, returns Scottish cinema to its roots, though makes for a frustrating experience. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Mad God (2021) EIFF Review

Mad God (2021) EIFF Review

Phil Tippett, the man behind visual effects on the likes of ‘Jurassic Park’, directs stop motion animation ‘Mad God’, nightmare fuel 30 years in the making. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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