An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn review

Kevin Harley 22 October 2018 Filmmaker Jim Hosking struggles to hit the right notes with his Greasy Strangler follow-up Writer-director Jim Hosking’s second feature features a running gag in which a singer repeatedly postpones a concert. Similarly, Hosking never quite finds the right key for his wilfully befuddling, mock-noir comic romance. With his debut, 2016’s…

The Guilty review – Jokob Cedergren puts in an strong performance as the emergency call operator fighting against time to find a kidnapped woman

James Mottram 22 October 2018 Jokob Cedergren puts in an strong performance as the emergency call operator fighting against time to find a kidnapped woman From Phone Booth and The Call to Locke and the recent John Cho-starrer Searching, the ‘one character and their phone/laptop/whatever’ has become something of a mini-trend. Danish-made, The Guilty falls…

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot review

Allan Hunter 22 October 2018 Gus Van Sant brings an unsubtle approach to the story of real-life quadriplegic alcoholic John Callahan Director Gus Van Sant has a tendency to make movies that feel like therapy sessions. At some level Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester or Sea Of Trees are all about characters on a journey…

Possum review – Horrifying, meticulously crafted fairytale from Matthew Holness, starring Sean Harris

Katherine McLaughlin 22 October 2018 Horrifying, meticulously crafted fairytale from Matthew Holness, starring Sean Harris From the creator and star of cult 2004 TV series Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Matthew Holness, comes a disturbing debut feature that recalls the exquisite craft and unnerving rhythm of Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse, David Cronenberg’s Spider and David Lynch’s Eraserhead. It…

The Sisters Brothers review – LFF 2018: Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly put in two strong performances in Jacques Audiard’s surprisingly sensitive Western

Nikki Baughan 19 October 2018 LFF 2018: Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly put in two strong performances in Jacques Audiard’s surprisingly sensitive Western Bad blood runs in torrents through The Sisters Brothers, both in the violent altercations that are part of daily life in the expanding American West, and in the themes of revenge,…

Assassination Nation review – LFF 2018: This audacious modern spin on the Salem witch trials boasts a stellar cast including Suki Waterhouse and Odessa Young

Katherine McLaughlin 19 October 2018 LFF 2018: This audacious modern spin on the Salem witch trials boasts a stellar cast including Suki Waterhouse and Odessa Young Has social media spawned the rise of self-righteous, pitchfork wielding bigots, quick to judge anyone who doesn’t fit into their bubble? Director and writer Sam Levinson’s modern spin on…

The Favourite review – LFF 2018: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone put in career-best performances in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy masterpiece

Nikki Baughan 18 October 2018 LFF 2018: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone put in career-best performances in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy masterpiece Brash, bawdy and utterly beguiling, The Favourite is, much like its subjects, something of a deceptive confection. While it may play as a broad period farce, revelling in the ribald excesses…