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Rating Title/Year Author
Mother (2019) Rob Aldam MOTHER provides a powerful insight into the ethical and moral considerations around 'outsourcing' care. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Rob Aldam A superior music documentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The Dogs of War (1980) Rob Aldam The end is pure '80s action entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
3 From Hell (2019) Rob Aldam Builds on the foundations of the previous films whilst taking new and unexplored directions. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
Invisible Life (2019) Rob Aldam A beautifully shot, impeccability acted and emotionally potent family drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Rob Aldam It's beautifully filmed and patiently paced, but it's the performances of the two leads which makes it so enthralling EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
Burning Cane (2019) Rob Aldam Whilst it's not entirely the finished article, it's a raw and gritty treatise on Youmans' perspective on life growing up in the South EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2019
The Dark Half (1993) Rob Aldam An entertaining romp, driven by a full-blooded lead performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Adoration (2020) Rob Aldam A haunting and eerie tale of young obsession, control and mental instability. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) Rob Aldam A must for all cinephiles. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
The Whistlers (2019) Rob Aldam An elegantly handled pulp crime drama which has political and bureaucratic corruption firmly in its sights. https://www.backseatmafia.com/lff-review-the-whistlers/ EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Martin Eden (2019) Rob Aldam Worth your time for a striking lead performance. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Talking About Trees (2019) Rob Aldam A labour of love EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
() Rob Aldam A fresh and thoughtful meditation on modern life. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
1BR (2019) Rob Aldam Marmor's film is a very modern fable. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
() Rob Aldam An ingenious and imaginative slice of genre cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Extra Ordinary (2019) Rob Aldam A joyous gem of a film EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Artik (2019) Rob Aldam An unusual film about the darkness which resides within truly lost people and the power of salvation. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Wretched (2019) Rob Aldam A chilling, suspenseful tale which benefits from its investment in its human elements. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Darlin' (2019) Rob Aldam An interesting, well-handled and genuinely fascinating horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Tone-Deaf (2019) Rob Aldam It's an absolute riot. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Every Time I Die (2019) Rob Aldam A superior indie riddle and a strikingly singular film. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
The Perfect Candidate (2020) Rob Aldam An enthralling work of subtle power. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Fire Will Come (2019) Rob Aldam A poetic and thoughtful story of a man trying to reconnect with the world. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Itsy Bitsy (2019) Rob Aldam What Micah Gallo's monster may lack in sheer size, it more than makes up for in the terror it induces. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019) Rob Aldam A quintessentially British take on a terrifying American phenomenon EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Tales from the Lodge (2019) Rob Aldam Carries on a rich tradition of British horror films which sees terror and comedy go hand in hand EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Transnistra (2019) Rob Aldam A striking portrait of teenage life in post-communist Europe EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Rob Aldam A charming and engaging drama with a light comedic edge. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
The Antenna (2019) Rob Aldam An ambitious and imaginative sci-fi thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Rob Aldam Whilst it asks more questions than it answers Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a fascinating and terrifying peek into a troubling history. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Lucky Grandma (2019) Rob Aldam Tsai Chin is a tsunami on screen EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Premature (2019) Rob Aldam Electric and raw cinema EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Sid & Judy (2019) Rob Aldam A fascinating portrait of a damaged star. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) (2019) Rob Aldam Harks back to a gentler age of animation. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
() Rob Aldam Will put a smile on your face and is liable to bring a tear to your eye. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Bacurau (2019) Rob Aldam You never quite know what's going to happen next. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Zombi Child (2019) Rob Aldam A provocative and challenging film which mixes themes of colonialism, privilege and prejudice to create a genre-bending drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
Rabid (2019) Rob Aldam Whilst retaining most of the same structure as Cronenberg's original, Rabid approaches its subject from a slightly different angle EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
The Unknown Saint (2019) Rob Aldam A darkly comedic parable about a man whose plans are thwarted at every step. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Répertoire des villes disparues (2019) Rob Aldam A strange and unusual mix of small-town ennui, familial anxiety and existential anarchy. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Balloon (2018) Rob Aldam Loses altitude quickly EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War (2019) Rob Aldam An intimate portrait of a rather fascinating man. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Rob Aldam An allegorical tale about the effects of cruelty on the human mind. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Strange but True (2019) Rob Aldam A breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
Sea of Shadows (2019) Rob Aldam Does a great job of highlighting the corruption of the authorities and the bravery of those people who put their lives on the line to save a species and thwart a multi-million dollar industry. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
Never Grow Old (2019) Rob Aldam The story itself is rather predictable and slightly derivative. However, this doesn't prevent it being an entertaining and engrossing western. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Best Before Death (2019) Rob Aldam It's never anything less than enthralling. A documentary which allows its subject to take centre stage. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Kaleidoscope (2016) Rob Aldam A slippery psychological thriller EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
The Go-Between (1971) Rob Aldam A script which feels both authentic and slightly edgy. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019