Birds of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn(2020)

"the future of DC film adaptations is bright, as long as Warner Bros. trust in the talent that they hire to make the films"

It's fair to say that adapting DC properties has been a mixed bag; the "sure things" like Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, were met with mixed receptions whilst the properties like Wonder Woman and Shazam! that are regarded as "risky" were better recieved, but the studio took ...

by Marc Jason Ali

The Lighthouse(2020)

"a puzzling bewilderment that draws you in – like a monstrous entity caught in the light"

Robert Eggers debut feature The Witch was a brooding mastery of historical shocks. Launching Anna Taylor-Joy’s career and making us fearful of the woods and, well, goats, Eggers cemented himself as a horror fiend, directing peculiar and menacing masterpieces – and he only has two features.

by Cookie N Screen (We Make Movies on Weekends)

The Lighthouse(2020)

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I must admit, this review has been one of the more challenging I've ever done. I've started it and come back a few times, rethinking how I want to describe and analyse The Lighthouse, to try and give it a fair review.

There's been somewhat of a buzz around this film for a while, and whils...

by Ben Peter Ward

No Fathers in Kashmir(2020)

"makes good use of the beautiful landscapes while contrasting it with a balanced view of individuals who are, depending on who you speak to, either militants or terrorists"

Comprised using a collection of true stories from the war-torn region of the title, Ashvin Kumar’s No Fathers in Kashmir is a heartfelt and disturbing tale of innocence lost amidst a torturous backdrop.

Kumar filters a warzone through the eyes of 16 year-old, selfie-obsessed British tee...

by Phil Slatter

The Personal History Of David Copperfield(2020)

"Their collaboration is the glue that helps the film move swiftly to the happy ending and makes The Personal History of David Copperfield a movie worth watching"

The Opening film for this year London Film Festival, The Personal History of David Copperfield is the cinematic adaptation of Dickens’ personal favourite novel, Directed by Armando Iannucci and follows David Copperfield (Dev Patel) in his life adventures, from a young child being shipped away t...

by Federica Roberti

Bait(2020)

"Bait is nothing short of brilliant. Jenkin is a jack of all trades and a master of them too"

With its black and white photography, 16mm kodak film stock, cast of unknowns and low budget aesthetic, watching Bait feels like going through the unknown back catalogue of a well-known and since well-established auteur of filmmaking. It’s akin to the experience a film student might feel watchi...

by Phil Slatter