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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Escape the Undertaker (2021) Review

Escape the Undertaker (2021) Review

WWE and Netflix interactive film ‘Escape the Undertaker’ makes a mockery of WWE Studios releases, offering something actually joyful and well made. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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No Time to Die (2021) Review

No Time to Die (2021) Review

Daniel Craig says goodbye to the Bond franchise in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s ‘No Time to Die’ (2021), co-starring Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux. Sam Sewell-Peterson 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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Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

2018 stop motion animation ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a loving ode to dog-kind from famed contemporary auteur Wes Anderson, and features an all-star cast. Christopher Connor 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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