With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it can be difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Read brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick read reviews offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our second Quick Read at LFF features The Intruder, Wildfire and Bad Tales.
The Intruder (2020)
With an opening thirty minutes that surround the viewer with a level of paranoia and tension that echoes Hitchcock, The Intruder’s introduction is both engaging, atmospheric and lavish in construct. However, Natalia Meta’s stylish cinematography and tension are soon lost in a sea of competing themes. With a narrative that bounces from taut thriller to quasi-supernatural horror. With the resulting film fading quickly from memory despite the outstanding performances of both Erica Rivas and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart. However, for those who are willing to stick with the movies bewildering style and vision, it does provide an enjoyable, if confusing journey.
Director: Natalia Meta
Director: Cathy Brady
Bad Tales (2020)