Little White Lies

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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Cradle of Champions (2018) Christina Newland This triumphant film is almost an advertisement for the incredible power the sport has in working-class communities. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 Us (2019) Kambole Campbell A viscerally terrifying and often hilarious thrill-ride, even if the seams begin to show in the final act. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/5 The White Crow (2018) Matthew Thrift An explicatory exercise in dot-joining, the ultimate goal being to plot a psychological course from point A to point B. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 Sorry Angel (2018) David Jenkins Lavish in its beautifully written dialogue and heartfelt sincerity. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/5 Minding the Gap (2018) Adam Woodward A profound study of youth, adulthood and the space in between. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Ella Kemp The astonishing chemistry makes you wonder how long Julia Roberts had secretly been Lucas Hedges' mother without telling anyone. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/5 Five Feet Apart (2019) Charles Bramesco Like a heart monitor's beep, it fades into the background quickly. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Adam Woodward This is a promising debut from Ejiofor - and further proof of Netflix's willingness to invest in stories which other studios might deem less commercially viable. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 Girl (2018) David Jenkins A film which reminds us that nuance and representation matters. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 Under the Silver Lake (2018) David Jenkins Bravo to David Robert Mitchell for having the guts to make this mad mongrel of a movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Kolobos (1999) Anton Bitel reality itself is up for grabs here, as Kyra's horrific experiences are intercut with traumatic delusions, leaving us uncertainwhere the truth lies, and how much of what we see might belong merely to a theatre of the 'hebephrenic' imagination. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
3/5 Maiden (2018) Josh Slater-Williams An exhilarating and inspiring watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 Everybody Knows (2018) Adam Woodward A film of heart-wrenching moments that never quite lands a telling emotional blow. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 Ray & Liz (2018) David Jenkins A grubby and unique British classic in the making. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 Babylon (1980) David Jenkins A film which treasures authenticity in its search for emotional body blows. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
2/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Hannah Woodhead Fails as an action film, fails as a drama. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Lillian Crawford A piece of apposite cultural criticism with a stunning turn from Gyllenhaal. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 Rosie (2018) David Jenkins Its less-is-more approach pays heartbreaking dividends. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Hannah Woodhead In the age of the dour superhero flick, Captain Marvel strikes a pleasing chord, at once delivering levity, gravity and spectacle. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 Border (2018) Anton Bitel Excellent modern fairy tale of identity and otherness. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Beats (2019) Josh Slater-Williams Above all this is a moving examination of two young men whose bond is strengthened through their shared love of music. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 Hannah (2017) Hannah Woodhead Rampling elevates an otherwise fairly middling film. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 Foxtrot (2017) David Jenkins Maoz definitely knows how to knock a film together, so fingers crossed that the window between this and his next one is a lot more narrow. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 Of Love & Law (2017) David Jenkins A bit of a lark, but its sense of levity is also a key strength. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2/5 Serenity (2019) Adam Woodward The final nail in the McConaissance coffin. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/5 The Aftermath (2019) Elena Lazic The pressure that all three protagonists are under feels genuinely affecting, as the film knows to linger on the morally thorny and painful moments that its story entails. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 Female Human Animal (2018) Hannah Clugston The sort of film that sticks in your psyche and pops up when you least expect it. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
The Unholy (1988) Anton Bitel ...one priest's prosaic struggle neither to break his vows nor to exploit sexually a young ward is another's epic, eternal battle between good and evil - and The Unholy tells it both ways... EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 The Hole in the Ground (2019) Andy Crump A solid entry in child horror cinema. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
2/5 Old Boys (2018) Terese Christensen This public school take on a conventional coming-of-age story lacks a distinct bite. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Hannah Woodhead A paint-by-numbers portrait of an American icon. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
2/5 Capernaum (2018) David Jenkins A decent performance from Zain Al Rafeea, but the film is hectoring, contrived and simplistic. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Varda by Agnès (2019) Ian Waldron-Mantgani As Varda's physical strength diminishes, and she gives us an ending that very much feels like a goodbye, she goes out by handing us an index to her case studies in how to spread creativity into the world. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
Amazing Grace (2018) Ian Waldron-Mantgani Amazing Grace restores a missing piece of cinema history. With the gestures it reveals, and the spirituality it captures, it gives us something else - an act of worship, reborn. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019
3/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Greg Evans A crowd-pleasing underdog that plays to its strengths. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
3/5 Piercing (2018) Elena Lazic Ending just as its long-teased crescendo of reciprocal madness begins, Piercing is a little too smart for its own good. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Jake Cunningham A crowning achievement. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) Ella Kemp This is a richly compelling work, one that makes you yearn to watch more films and to understand why we need them. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
1/5 Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) David Jenkins A film in which every dull scene stretches on for five times longer than it needs to. Painful. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Elena Lazic Combining a fun and silly genre approach to the concept of dying with an earnest consideration of its real-life consequences, Happy Death Day 2U is simply a matter of life and death, both literally and figuratively speaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 Jellyfish (2018) David Jenkins Some nice performances, but falls to pieces under light scrutiny. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Patrick Sproull Rebel Wilson kills it, even if the satire needs more bite. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 A Private War (2018) Elena Lazic A Private War is at its best when it focuses on tension and danger in the field... These scenes land us in the moment unlike much of the more conventional human drama [director Matthew] Heineman builds elsewhere. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
The Operative (2019) Ian Waldron-Mantgani Spy movies often revolve around the question of where loyalties lie, and this one puts an intriguing spin on that prospect. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
Watergate (2018) Ian Waldron-Mantgani One long - very long - run-on sentence that throws in a mass of details about the crisis but doesn't shape it in a way that makes sense of the information or gives us a reason to care. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
Horror Express (1972) Anton Bitel Horror Express looks back not entirely nostalgically at British imperialist values from the turn of the century... It's a fun ride while it lasts, even if few of its images are likely to remain imprinted on your retina. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Mr. Jones (2019) Ian Waldron-Mantgani A fiery epic paying further tribute to this forgotten figure of history, and stoking the coals of remembrance as the forces of authoritarianism are, as they say, back in the news. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
Fourteen (2019) Ian Waldron-Mantgani This is a wonderful, subtly devastating film from a voice in American independent cinema that will hopefully become better known. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2019
Light of my life (2018) Lou Thomas It is written, directed and acted with sophistication and heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
The Kindness of Strangers (2019) Ian Waldron-Mantgani Even Home Alone 2 is far more indelible than The Kindness of Strangers. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019