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by Calum Reed Film

Ammonite | Francis Lee

Three years on from Francis Lee’s terrific gay drama, God’s Own Country, Lee has moved on from the romantic union of two lusty male farmers to a 19th-century entanglement between a female paleontologist and an unhappy wife. Away from the rural wilds of Northern…

October 20, 2020
Credit: London Film Festival
by Calum Reed Film

After Love | Aleem Khan

BAFTA-nominated director Aleem Khan’s debut, After Love, has given a rare opportunity to Joanna Scanlan. Once known as a television actress, but more recently a mainstay character actress of British cinema, she stars as Mary, a woman living in Dover, who, after the death…

October 20, 2020
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by Calum Reed Film

Wildfire | Cathy Brady

Archival footage of past conflicts between the North and South of Ireland accompany the opening credits of Irish director Cathy Brady’s politically-charged Wildfire, which addresses renewed fears that trouble could return to the Irish border in the wake of Brexit. This tension forms the…

October 20, 2020
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by Calum Reed Film

Limbo | Ben Sharrock

Recent reports in the media that claim that the UK government is planning to house asylum seekers offshore come at a timely moment for Ben Sharrock, whose second feature, Limbo, charts the efforts of a Syrian refugee seeking access to Britain. Omar (Amir El-Masry)…

October 20, 2020
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by Steven Warner Film Horizon Line

Shithouse | Cooper Raiff

Shithouse marks a promising debut from writer-director Cooper Raiff, effectively capturing the awkwardness and insecurity of the collegiate experience. One’s reaction to the coming-of-age dramedy Shithouse will likely depend on how one relates to its central protagonist, Alex (writer-director Cooper Raiff), a white, middle-class,…

October 16, 2020
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