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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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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One Night in Miami (2020) BFI LFF Review

One Night in Miami (2020) BFI LFF Review

Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Cassius Clay converse on matters of race and religion in Regina King’s tenderly crafted feature directorial debut, ‘One Night In Miami’ (2020), reviewed by Leoni Horton.

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Cicada (2020) BFI LFF Review

Cicada (2020) BFI LFF Review

Matthew Fifer’s breathtaking self-penned and co-directed debut project, ‘Cicada’, speaks of the varied manifestations of pain. Movie review by Leoni Horton.

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Supernova (2020) BFI LFF Review

Supernova (2020) BFI LFF Review

A breathtakingly beautiful look at the effect dementia can have on a couple trying to relive their fondest memories, ‘Supernova’ (2020) starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci reviewed by Charlie Gardiner.

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Kajillionaire (2020) BFI LFF Review

Kajillionaire (2020) BFI LFF Review

‘Kajillionaire’, from screenwriter-director Miranda July, starring Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez is “entangled in July’s bohemian-style flair”. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Mangrove (2020) BFI LFF Review

Mangrove (2020) BFI LFF Review

The tale of the Mangrove 9 is told in one part of the ‘Small Axe’ Steve McQueen anthology, ‘Mangrove’, “one of the most important British films of the 21st century”. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Eyimofe ‘This Is My Desire’ (2020) BFI LFF Review

Eyimofe ‘This Is My Desire’ (2020) BFI LFF Review

The Esiri Brothers, Arie and Chuko, direct ‘Eyimofe’ (This Is My Desire), a new dual-chaptered drama set in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos. Leoni Horton reviews this BFI London Film Festival entry.

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