Song Without A Name (Canción Sin Nombre)

Shot in rich monochromatic tones, and inspired by a true story, Melina León’s Song Without A Name is a captivating portrayal of a young woman searching for the truth in this snapshot of 1980’s Peru that will leave you breathless. Peru, 1988. The ‘Shining Path’ terrorist group are at their height of activity, and illegal adoptions…

Shadowland

Shadowland

A group of people seek refuge following a brutal attack and find themselves stalked by a mysterious and lethal force in Simon David Kay’s Shadowland. Billed as an action horror, Shadowland follows Cam (Ben Keenan); an ex-serviceman turned bodyguard who recruits Elaine (Amelia Eve) to assist with a job escorting an Ambassador (David E. Grimes)…

Fukushima 50

Fukushima 50

Setsurô Wakamatsu’s Fukushima 50 tells the true-life story of a nuclear meltdown and the team who saved Japan from the biggest nuclear disaster in history. In 2011, Eastern Japan was hit with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent powerful tsunami, disabling many of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Back-up generators kicked…

Synchronic

Synchronic

Two New Orleans Paramedics find their lives upended when they encounter a new drug that allows the users to travel through time in Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s Synchronic. I’m a huge fan of high concept science fiction. Framing a narrative around a single easily explained element that can be explored is always going to…

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Max

Five teens compete to win a billionaire’s mansion and find themselves challenged in uncomfortable ways in Sean Olson’s Max Winslow and the House of Secrets. Early on this film will remind viewers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a small group of lucky winners selected to take a tour of a mysterious place that…

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman

Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince returns in the long awaited sequel to battle magical forces and the greed of Humanity in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984. The first film is among the strongest entries in the recent DC comics adaptations and fans have been waiting for a follow-up for quite some time. Unfortunately the pandemic delayed…

Soul

A musician who finds himself dead on the eve of the biggest opportunity of his life must find his way back to his life in Pete Docter and Kemp Powers Soul. Pixar continue to be the gold standard in both animation and storytelling. Most of their films tell compelling, ambitious and thematically rich stories that…

LFF 2020 – Wolfwalkers

A hunter and his daughter are sent to a remote outpost to deal with Wolf attacks in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers. From the opening frames this film puts across exactly what it wants the viewer to pay attention to. The beauty of the natural world plays significantly into the narrative and the visuals…

LFF 2020 – Supernova

Harry Macqueen’s Supernova follows a couple as they take a trip across England in an old RV while dealing with the reality of progressing dementia. The most important thing in life is time. It’s something we never get any more of and something we will never get back. There are certain things that increase personal…

Superman: Man of Tomorrow

Superman

Chris Palmer’s Superman: Man of Tomorrow takes the Man of Steel right back to the beginning for a fresh take on his origin. Adapting a character that has been around for as long as Superman has and finding a different approach to telling the story of what led to him becoming the iconic hero is…