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Reality is collapsing and civilisation is ending, yet somehow Bill and Ted’s world still seems more benign than ours in a reboot that is charming but uninventive

Gentle film about dislocation explores Vietnam’s national identity but its quiet strength becomes aimless by the end

The Dartmouth Park director of Suffragette shines a feminist lens on female friendship and teen life as a 15-year-old tries to raise her younger brother in East London

The Oscar-winning Korean director’s early films have the same dark comic social commentary as Parasite and can be streamed at home or seen live in Camden Market

Film review Mulan (12A)

Friday, September 4, 2020

Disney’s live action remake jettisons the songs and humour in favour of a spectacular if message-heavy earnest martial arts film about a girl who dresses as a boy to join the army

In a depressingly nihilistic film Javier Bardem’s character explores three versions of the life he might have led and all of them are miserable

Film review La Haine (15)

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mathieu Kassovitz’s trailblazing movie about racial division and police brutality in the Paris suburbs is a tremendous movie which worryingly hasn’t dated a bit

Despite a stellar cast and crew, this heavyweight adaptation of JM Coetzee’s novel is a ponderous allegory that says nothing new about the weakness of empire

Not the Victor Hugo musical but a darkly comic noir about a rural cop’s first day on his new beat patrolling a Parisian slum estate

Film review: Tenet (12A)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Highgate raised director Christopher Nolan’s long awaited movie is a confusing time travel spy epic with clunky dialogue and less impressive action sequences

Film review: Hope Gap

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Bill Nighy’s dull schoolteacher dumps his shrew of a wife while their son looks on mystified in this underwhelming drama set on the Sussex coast

Off-beat indie black comedy is low on nail-biting tension and high on mumbling but has an affecting charm

Eva Riley’s tale of a lonely teen in a seaside town is sensual and sensitive with a touching central performance by Frankie Box

Clapton cinephile Umit Mesut and film-maker Liam Saint-Pierre explore the music and animation in 1933’s King Kong ahead of a virtual screening at The Castle Cinema

Film review: Make Up

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Flitting between reality and fantasy with some eerie images and a strong sense of atmosphere this tale of a young girl on an empty caravan site is not too complex

Film review: Proxima

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Eva Green is a trainee astronaut who spends all her time getting ready for a mission that we never see while resenting the fact that she will miss her daughter in space

The story of how Crouch End columnist Caitlin Moran came to be a journalist has likeable performances and witty lines that don’t quite translate from the page

Film review: Arkansas

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Strong performances in a seedy tale of Deep South drug dealing that strips away any glamour for the criminal underworld

A nice film for the nice people who live in London’s middle-class Richard Curtis world but with likeable characters and lashings of innocence, it has a certain charm

Lee Min-jae’s romzomcom is implausible and inconsistent but also inventive, good-looking and funny

A documentary about New York Antiquarian booksellers sounds boring, and it is: charmingly, endearingly, reassuringly dull.

A fascinating portrait of America’s foremost working director as a film student and documentary maker

The story of how record exec Drew Dixon disclosed her rape allegation against her former boss is timely, painful and well told

Disney’s latest adaptation of a successful book series is like Harry Potter except nothing actually happens

Review: Resistance

Thursday, June 11, 2020

A film of mime artist Marcel Marceau’s wartime adventures with the French Resistance is an intriguing proposition, well acted, competent but not always believable

The entire history of female film-makers as told by a man unsurprisingly lacks insight into what they have contributed to cinema

This 2013 sci-fi dystopia by the Parasite director has a unique vision and a compelling pace

Thriller about the disappearance of a glamorous woman in rural France plays satisfying narrative tricks and explores the tale from different perspectives

Twenty well-meaning short films of life in Brexit Britain fail to see the big picture

What sounds like the title of an 80s Sylvester Stallone film a beautifully shot, carefree Hong Kong action comedy that’s like a joy filled Fight Club

Tom Hanks’ latest sees him playing a saint with no edge in a film that grinds towards a predictable end

The Finchley Road community centre is promoting the best of this year’s features and documentaries from Israel as annual Seret UK festival switches to home screenings

A portrait of a harried personal assistant to an abusive media mogul gets to the heart of how Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

Guy Ritchie’s latest London gangster movie isn’t as smart or witty as he thinks it is

Film Review: Iron Mask

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Oddball globetrotting romp starring Charles Dance, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan has bad dubbing an illogical plot and questionable acting

Muswell Hill actor Louise Morell appears opposite Jesse Eisenberg as Marcel Marceau’s mother in a film about his wartime heroics

Busy pavements and dawdling crowds are a nightmare. But if you’re trying to navigate your way through a mass of people on Essex Road this month – at the junction with Cross Street, specifically – there might be a reason for that.

Edward Norton’s career has had its ups and downs, as he has steered an often fractious course through Hollywood, but you can never say he’s lacked ambition.

This standalone take on comic books’ most compelling character is daring, thrilling, unexpected, ghastly and probably the last thing the world needs right now. Well, it’s another bloody origins tale, isn’t it?

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