Harmony Korine’s SPRING BREAKERS is a vivid depiction of the annihilation of innocence and American idealism, writes Edward Frost.
This loving tribute to a milestone of British rock takes an insightful and evocative approach to the genre, writes Ed Frost.
Jay Bulger’s all-encompassing documentary BEWARE OF MR. BAKER peers behind the dark glasses and gruff facade of one Ginger Baker. Ed Frost reviews at London Film Festival.
A sweet-natured story of two people coming together, MUSEUM HOURS is a leisurely tour of Vienna from Jem Cohen. Ed Frost reviews at the London Film Festival.
IT WAS THE SON becomes distractingly frenetic, disoriented by its own irritatingly mismatched tonal shifts that build towards an unsatisfying experience, writes Ed Frost at London Film Festival.
EVERYBODY HAS A PLAN starts as an original depiction of two siblings at war, yet whatever boldness it carries eventually fades away into murky obscurity, writes Ed Frost at the London Film Festival.
Competing in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival is Scott Graham’s quietly devastating film SHELL, which takes minimalism to tender and shatteringly nuanced extremes.
Set during the conflict between Israel and Palestine in 1982, Eran Riklis’ ZAYTOUN lacks the weight to fully transform it beyond the mildly watchable, writes Ed Frost at the BFI London Film Fest.
The novelty of venerated stars using swear words and subverting their reputation as treasured thespians glosses over a thin premise in Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, writes Ed Frost.
Sally Potter’s GINGER & ROSA uses the unease of the Cuban Missile Crisis as a metaphor for the frantic disillusionment two young girls face in this emotionally charged adolescent drama.
Flowing and mysterious, whilst never lowering itself to cliché or offering easy answers to its protagonist’s reintegration with life and love, FRANCINE excels by doing very little, writes Ed Frost.
With RUST AND BONE, Jacque Audiard journeys further into the inner workings of damaged souls, writes Edward Frost at the London Film Festival.
WEST OF MEMPHIS is an engrossing depiction of an American phenomenon, where the shocking case of the West Memphis Three is examined by director Amy Berg, writes Ed Frost at London Film Festival.
Delicately and effortlessly directed, WADJDA is an assured and understated gem of a film telling the tale of a ten year old Saudi Arabian girl, writes Edward Frost at London Film Festival.
Sally El Hosaini’s confident debut takes original and tactful steps in a gritty depiction of dangerous games played by two members of an Egyptian family living in Hackney, writes Ed Frost.