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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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021) Review – GFF

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021) Review – GFF

Marianne Elliott-Said, aka punk pioneer Poly Styrene of the X-Ray Spex, is the subject of her daughter’s documentary ‘Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché’ (2021), reviewed from Glasgow Film Festival by Leoni Horton.

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Creation Stories (2021) Review – GFF

Creation Stories (2021) Review – GFF

Directed by Nick Moran, Creation Stories – about music studio founder Alan McGee – is a mildly offensive, egotistical mess, and we can only hope Liam and Noel Gallagher never see this film. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Jumbo (2021) Review – GFF

Jumbo (2021) Review – GFF

Starring Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s Noémie Merlant, ‘Jumbo’ is a surefooted yet strangely erotic adrenaline ride through the wildest depths of sexual fantasy. Leoni Horton reviews.

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Minari (2021) Review – GFF

Minari (2021) Review – GFF

Lee Isaac Chung’s semi-autobiographical Sundance home run manages to be “both quietly poignant and thunderously profound”. Leoni Horton reviews from Glasgow Film Festival.

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) Review

To All the Boys: Always and Forever (2021) Review

Netflix Original ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, is a satisfying, teary-eyed end to the sickly-sweet franchise. Leoni Horton reviews.

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