Over a number of years, I have had the pleasure of attending BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare LGBTQ Film Festival alongside Q&A events at cinemas across London. Film Festivals offer a wonderful opportunity to experience a range of films and genres before their general release. Read my top tips here
The Aftermath is not a perfect film, suffering from a lack of development in its core romantic plot, and a slightly Hollywood sheen. However, it does give us a multi layered and sensitive exploration of the personal, social and emotional effect of war and civilian loss across cultural boundaries.
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The Hole in the Ground continues a core theme of recent horror films, playing with mother and child […]
The Kindergarten Teacher takes you on a psychological journey that encourages you to draw your own conclusions in the divides between obsession, support and love.
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Sauvage is hard hitting and powerful filmmaking with performances to match. This is a film that isn’t afraid to show male prostitution in all its grim reality, while also demonstrating moments of tenderness and love. Sauvage never glamourises nor judges, leaving the audience to ultimately decide its core messages. Click for the full review
Coming of age stories have existed in filmmaking for decades, they offer us a window into the complexity, […]
On the Basis of Sex should have been a biopic of passion, but instead delivers a disappointing mix of melancholy and formulaic drama that never ignites or inspires. A life as rich and outstanding as Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserved so much more. Click for more
Old Boys is a charming and fresh take on Rostand’s Cyrano, playing beautifully with representations of masculinity, freedom and societal expectations. This is a film with deep underlying messages, coated in humour and warmth. Click for more
This is a film of hope over adversity that is warm, endearing and challenging. It’s sense of place, time and culture are beautifully constructed and delivered. A remarkable true story that is brought to the big screen with care and love. Click for more
Its June 1989, I am 12 years old and eagerly awaiting the next instalment of the Bond franchise; Timothy Daltons second film playing the iconic spy.
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