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Category: Film Reviews
Review: EIGHTH GRADE (2019) [Hebden Bridge Film Festival]
There are many things I would like to tell my 13 year-old self now. One of them would be to … More
Review: WILD ROSE (2019) [Hebden Bridge Film Festival]
After all, as Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) points out, if Johnny Cash can make it with convictions on his record, why can’t she?
Review: BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY (2019) [Hebden Bridge Film Festival]
Being Frank is a witty ode to a man and his head. Oh, and the papier mache one too.
Review: US (2019)
Less ground-breaking than his debut film, which steadily rose from word-of-mouth mania to awards darling, Peele’s follow-up Us, and not as precise in exactly what it is trying to convey, is no less disturbing.
Review: THE FIGHT (2019) [Hebden Bridge Film Festival]
The Fight, easy to market as ‘the female Rocky’, is so much more than that.
Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)
Oh captain, my captain! If you remember my Black Panther (2018) review this time last year, I was bemoaning the … More
Review: GIRL (2018) [Leeds International Film Festival]
Viewed as part of Leeds International Film Festival and showing at the UK’s leading celebration of LGBTQ+ films, BFI Flare … More
Review: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2018) [Leeds International Film Festival]
It takes a lot for me to get excited about zombie films. As a fledging horror fan that’s a bit … More
Review: BEAUTIFUL BOY (2019) [Leeds International Film Festival]
The latest Timothée Chalamet film was always going to be a big draw on the festival circuit, particularly at the … More