Saturday, 16 October 2021

True Things - BFI London Film Festival

 

True things is a beast that most of us will recognise, whether we have been the unreliable person or the one who feels as if their world is caving in. Toxic relationships seem to be more a matter of perception but the film takes a look from the inside out, offering not exactly a fresh view but one that lingers on in your mind. 

Full review over at Filmhounds HERE.


Friday, 15 October 2021

Passing - BFI London Film Festival

 

There is beautiful imagery throughout with some innovative framing, looking and feeling elegant throughout with a story that is, unfortunately timeless, Passing is a solid debut from Rebecca Hall. 

 

Full review over at Filmhounds HERE.



Thursday, 14 October 2021

Queen of Glory - BFI London Film Festival

 

On the cusp of starting a new life in Ohio with her boyfriend, as soon as he leaves his wife, scientist Sarah is left shocked when her mother suddenly dies. Hit with a wave of responsibilities and an inheritance of a Christian bookshop to take care of, Sarah becomes overwhelmed, especially when her father returns from Ghana, causing more issues. On top of all this, she can’t even find a way to grieve her loss.

 

Full review over at Filmhounds HERE.

Money Has Four Legs - BFI London Film Festival

 

In this story of a filmmaker who is literally at breaking point in every aspect of his life, there is still humour to be found in this rather deadpan comedy from writer- director Maung Sun.

 

Full review is over at Filmhounds HERE.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Mayday

 

A surreal at times, when switching from reality to fantasy and with a somewhat obvious overarching ‘lesson’ to be learnt, but Mayday does have some beautiful imagery, cinematic setting and a great cast. 

 

Full review over at Filmhounds HERE.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

The Souvenir Part II - BFI London Film Festival

 

When Joanna Hogg’s very personal and semi-autobiographical The Souvenir was released in 2019 the critics were split. Not quite as dramatic as some of the blockbuster films that were released around the same time but there was a definite split of opinion. Where the first part explored a toxic and strangely passionate relationship as well as glimpses into film school, The Souvenir Part II has a very different vibe and energy, a sense of anguish and despair with bursts of creativity that are far more captivating than the first part of this story. 

 

Full review over at Filmhounds HERE.