Supernova Review (BFI London Film Festival 2020)

Harry Macqueen directs Supernova with a gentle hand, putting performance first in this story of love and loss in the face of illness. And right he is to put faith in his actors, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci bringing affectionate warmth to this quietly heartbreaking film.

Relic Review (BFI London Film Festival 2020)

Quietly effective Aussie horror Relic’s messaging might not be the most subtle, but it at least operates with a lighter hand when it comes to its scares – rejecting cheap thrills to focus on performance and design to set out its eerie tone.

Mangrove Review (BFI London Film Festival 2020)

Hunger to Shame, 12 Years a Slave to Widows. It’s the type of run most directors would dream of; Steve McQueen’s done it in his first four films. Clearly not one to rest on his laurels, he follows up his outstanding 2018 heist movie Widows with the Small Axe anthology, a group of five films…

Mogul Mowgli Review (BFI London Film Festival 2020)

Mogul Mowgli’s hard-hitting, deeply personal exploration of identity, Pakistani culture and family leaves a lasting impression long after the credits roll, thanks in no small part to its leading man, Riz Ahmed, who hits career-best form.

Honeymood Review (BFI London Film Festival 2020)

There’s said to be a form of psychosis brought on by spending time in Jerusalem – the aptly named Jerusalem Syndrome – with past visitors to the city supposedly having fallen to flights of fancy during and after their time there. Whether or not this phenomenon can account for newlywed couple Eleanor and Noam’s bizarre…