Film


Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 2018 Palme D’or winning film Shoplifters is a beautiful family centred drama that totally engrosses and captivates from the beginning. Whilst there are no big dramatic moments, it is the minutiae of the behaviours and interactions of everyone involved that draws you into their little world and […]

Shoplifters



Film festivals do a great job of shining a light on those films that might not otherwise get a release or, if they do, aren’t available to a wider audience. The Cambridge Film Festival has made an effort this year to highlight some of the films from the lower producing […]

Secret Ingredient



Depicting the burgeoning drug trade in Colombia from the 1960s through to the late 1970s from the perspective of an indigenous tribe, the Wayuu, Birds of Passage is split into five chapters (or songs as they are called here). Highlighting the way that songs are a way traditions are passed […]

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)



Working as a customs officer for the Swedish Border Agency, Tina (Eva Melander) uses her unique ability to sniff out wrongdoers. Her unusually acute sense of smell allows her to detect any guilt or shame of the passengers as they pass her checkpoint. But it isn’t her strange ability that […]

Border (Gräns)



After some indecision about which film to watch on the closing night, it came down to sticking with what you know or taking a gamble. And so, with no small amount of trepidation, a punt was taken at the Cambridge Film Festival on the unknown Surprise Film over Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria. […]

Roma



Not really sure where to start with this 2018 version of Suspiria. Having only watched Dario Argento’s original after the announcement of this new version everything should be fairly fresh in my mind. I found Argento’s film to be visually appealing, atmospheric and certainly a little bit weird but was not […]

Suspiria



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David MacKenzie’s Outlaw King does some good in telling Robert the Bruce’s story but is unfortunately surrounded by some poor attempts to make this film feel more authentic. The whole scope of the film feels wrong to begin with. If you are going to tell the story of one man […]

Outlaw King



Welcome to ADHD’s distant European cousin of the American wannabe gangster film. Welcome to Gangsta: Flush with bright, vivid neon graphics, fast paced action and even faster dialogue, inventive swearing and big beats, this is full on from the word go. Gangsta comes from the minds and is under the control […]

Gangsta (Patser)



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With his sister Jennifer (Elen Rhys) is abducted by a cult and his father incapacitated by sorrow, it is left up to Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) to plot his way into attempting to rescue her from her captors on a remote island. In true Gareth Evans style this would be […]

Apostle



The main amount of hype surrounding Bad Times at The El Royale centred around the prophet-like, half-dressed, malevolent presence of Chris Hemsworth but this film is more than being about just one man. Drew Goddard’s follow-up to The Cabin in the Woods, his excellently self-aware horror film, had high expectations of being […]

Bad Times at The El Royale