BHFF REVIEW: ‘Porno’ Presents Seductive Premise with a Lacklustre Climax

The horrifying reality of teen hormones and sexual desire is the impending threat in this raunchy 90’s-based comedy-horror. Think American Pie, but with a murderous sex demon.

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LFF REVIEW: Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (2019) is Worthy of Being A Front-Runner for Awards

“It has been crafted into something unique between being moving and heartbreaking” Coming in as a British viewer, you would be excused for thinking that the emotional connection might be missing for Mr Rogers and his brand of family entertainment. While his show never really made its way from America to the UK, we certainly…

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BHFF REVIEW: ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ is Psychologically Torturous Yet Wonderfully Twisted

This Argentinian horror-thriller is a menacing and uncomfortable portrait of human capabilities when their familiarity is threatened, and territory trespassed.

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REVIEW: The Unseen Horror of ‘The World Is Full Of Secrets’ Makes For A Chillingly Memorable Tale

“There’s something inherently dark about an activity associated with the fun and innocence of girlhood being transformed into such a disturbing event.”

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REVIEW: A Fitting Epilogue For A Beloved Character – El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

“It doesn’t sit as a burden on Breaking Bad’s shoulders, but instead as a character-driven companion that helps in solidifying one of the most beloved characters in the history of television” Breaking Bad has largely been regarded as one of the best TV shows ever made. It’s one of the few shows that manages to…

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LFF REVIEW: “A massive shock to the system” – Uncut Gems (2019)

“Feels like a constant adrenaline shot to the system” The predictions for this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) surprise film was always between two highly anticipated pictures, Parasite and Uncut Gems. Even with the tease of “who likes musicals? Who likes cats?” didn’t convince the crowd as the Safdie Brothers, introduced their latest effort to…

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REVIEW: “Unbelievable truth is films defining strength” – ‘Hustlers’ (2019)

“One cannot help but feel a sense of impending doom whilst watching this film.” Inspired by Jessica Pressler’s “The Hustlers at Scores” New York Times article, Hustlers follows Destiny (Constance Wu), Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) and a band of female strippers who, after all suffering from the financial crisis of 2007-2008, decided to get revenge by…

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LFF REVIEW: “At the very heart of this chaotic yet prestigious fashion house” -Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections

“The Last Collections feels as though it plucks a loose thread and the documentary itself becomes untied” Withheld for nearly twenty years, Olivier Meyrou’s documentary on Yves Saint Laurent finally sees the light of day. Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections (Célébration) opens the doors to the house of luxurious and elegant fashion. The documentary immerses itself at the…

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Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2019 Festival Highlights

Now in its thirteenth year, the Iris Prize Film Festival returned to Cardiff earlier this October, and is the world’s largest LGBT+ short film award. International and inclusive, unapologetic and eclectic, Iris provides a platform for a staggeringly diverse range of voices and stories that remain underrepresented and underserved by mainstream cinema. Here are a…

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LFF REVIEW: “Personal and poignant telling of an iconic gay landmark” – Circus Of Books (2019)

★ ★ ★ ★ “Crucially, Circus of Books remains honest to the intentions of the Mason family.” Rachel Mason’s documentary is about her parents, a bookshop and the gay community.  In 1982, Karen and Barry Mason took over Circus of Books: a gay book and pornographic store in West Hollywood. But for the Mason family…

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