Reviews

Our take on the latest films to hit the big (and small) screen.

Mangrove review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Mangrove review – a reminder that Britain is great when it embraces other cultures

McQueen’s film shows just how much other cultures can enrich Britain when it embraces them.

Farewell Amor review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Farewell Amor review – great central performances and direction create a heartfelt family drama

Excellent direction and a standout performance by Lawson makes this a must-see.

Relic film review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Relic review – an incredibly confident and terrifying directorial debut

Natalie Erika James delivers a brilliant horror future classic.

Siberia film review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Siberia review – a truly weird journey, but one worth taking

If you can keep up, Willem Dafoe’s latest is a fun ride.

Herself film review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Herself review – a rallying cry for unity, especially in the face of abuse

Lloyd’s tale is a tale of community and its importance in the lives of those facing abuse.

Stray film review 2020
London Film Festival 2020: Stray review – a surprisingly profound film about our four-legged friends

Deep down, Elizabeth Lo’s film is about a lot more than dogs.

The Boys in The Band 2020 film review
The Boys in the Band review – an ample meditation on homophobia and racism

This play adaptation has a lot to say, and says it well enough to be remembered.

Bill and Ted Face the Music review
Bill & Ted Face the Music review – Reeves and Winter bring a fun duo back to life

History has been kind to this time-travelling duo as they return for a decent sequel.