LFF 2020 Review: After Love

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ After Love is a moving drama about secrets, grief and closure from rising star Aleem Khan Opening in the port town of Dover, British muslim convert Mary Hussain discovers a shocking secret when her husband unexpectedly dies – he has a whole other family living just the other side …

Sound of Metal Review – Empowering, energetic and remarkable

Sound of Metal is a real revelation, an exploration of loss, addiction, and the defiant human spirit  Imagine for just one moment you woke up this morning and couldn’t hear anything. The idea alone is so removed from reality for most of us that we very quickly dismiss it and move on, much like closing your eyes and trying …

LFF 2020 Review: Cicada

Sensitive and painfully honest, Cicada is the story of two men confronting their traumas and their love for one another Cicada is a film from two multi-talented individuals; Matt Fifer is co-director, co-writer and star playing the character of Ben, Sheldon D. Brown takes on the roles of co-writer and …

LFF 2020 Review: The Intruder

A voice over actress is haunted by whispering figures in Argentine psycho-thriller El Prófugo (The Intruder) Erica Rivas plays Inés, an actress and singer in Buenos Aires who splits her time between recording Spanish language dub of foreign films and performing with a female classical choir. After suffering a trauma …

LFF 2020 Review: The Salt in Our Waters

A young artist clashes with the social and religious customs of village fisherman in Bangladeshi drama The Salt in Our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo) Debut feature from award winning Bangladeshi director Rezwan Sumit, I found The Salt in Our Waters to be a satisfyingly multi-layered tale of modernity vs. tradition and …

Limbo Review: LFF 2020

There’s both laughter and tears in Limbo, an incredibly human refugee drama from British writer/director Ben Sharrock Limbo tells the story of Omar (played by Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian refugee stuck waiting out the result of his asylum application with other refuge seekers on a remote island in the …

LFF 2020 Review: Identifying Features

A mother travels through the darkest parts of Mexico in a search for her missing son in Identifying Features (Sin Señas Particulares) Magdalenas (Mercedes Hernández) young son Jesús sets off for the US border intending to find a job in America. A short while later she learns that the friend …