Reviews

  • The Way He Looks Review

    The Way He Looks Review

    4/5
    In The Way He Looks, Ribeiro offers a commendable sensitivity to a story that could easily be side-tracked by the plight of disability.

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  • This Is Where I Leave You Review

    This Is Where I Leave You Review

    2/5
    This Is Where I Leave You Review For all of its feigned good intentions, it is as hollow as an empty coffin. I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. I’m surprised that that wonderful cliché didn’t make it into a script littered with them

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  • The Babadook Review

    The Babadook Review

    5/5
    The Babadook, equal parts imaginative and terrifying, is one of the finest additions to the genre in recent memory.

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  • Dementamania Review

    Dementamania Review

    4/5
    Dementamania begins with a quasi-Patrick Bateman/American Psycho type character, Edward Arkham (no connection to the asylum from Batman in the slightest...)

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  • Kakara | Short | London Film Festival 2014

    Kakara | Short | London Film Festival 2014

    3/5
    A short spurt of rock music pulsates as a leather-clad but aesthetically pleasing couple park their car and enter a hospital.  She is in for an abortion, and he is angry with the world.  However, after quite literally snarling like a Rottweiler at the other patients so that he can be alone in the waiting [...]

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  • 7.2 Review | Short | London Film Festival 2014

    7.2 Review | Short | London Film Festival 2014

    1/5
    An incomprehensible flurry of schoolgirls giving each other bloody noses, 7.2 is a bit of a mess.  This short by Nida Manzoor is part computer-game action drama (complete with heavy yellowish tinting and exaggerated ‘thwump’ noises), part CBBC-style TV programme, and has a bit of St Trinian’s thrown in for good measure.  It feels as [...]

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