BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘The Dose’ (2021) Administers Great Direction But Poor Writing

The opening does a grand job of hooking the audience in but unfortunately the rest of the film isn’t nearly as strong or coherent.

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Tove’ (2021) Lesbian Artists and Gay Moomins

“Alma Pöysti’s terrific performance as Tove, where her quiet affinity feels seismic, is effervescent.” Zaida Bergroth’s stunning biopic charmingly centres on artist and writer Tove Jansson’s (Alma Pöysti) bohemian life. Tove is a stylish period biography that gives a whole new perspective to the Moomins. Exuberantly visual in its charting of the artists’ life, Tove…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: ‘Rebel Dykes’ (2021) A Wonderfully Focused Lesbian Self-Documentation

In Rebel Dykes, directors Harri Shanahan and Siân Williams stitch together a patchwork of home video, cartoon animation and talking heads, in a reflection on London’s 1980s lesbian communities.

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REVIEW: Mike Cahill’s Sci-fi Drama ‘Bliss’ (2021) Gets Lost in a Silly, Weightless Plot

Not even Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek can rescue this dull sci-fi fantasy from glitching all over the place, and you’d expect a double act of this calibre to be a lot more fun than it is

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REVIEW: In Series Four, ‘Search Party’ Returns to Its Roots

Seeing the characters so inverted brings the show back to its roots, but this time viewers know both sides of the story from the start.

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REVIEW: Brea Grant’s Frenetically Fun Dark Horror Comedy ‘12 Hour Shift’ (2020) Flies Past

Grant’s film treads a fine line of stone-faced humour, exploitation, and bloody violence, but a female centric cast and memorable performances make this an energetic and curious calling card

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REVIEW: ‘Away’ (2019) is a Wondrous Artistic Achievement

See it on the biggest screen, with the best sound and in the darkest room, Zilbalodis’ remarkable animation will make you feel like you’re flying

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REVIEW: The ‘Pieces of a Woman’ (2020) Don’t Add Up

As the film unfolds, “She’s Good” feels symptomatic of Pieces of a Woman’s overall disinterest in the layers of Martha’s emotions, especially her grief.

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REVIEW: ‘The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ (2020) Proves Disco Doesn’t Suck

“A joy to watch… [a] documentary not so much concerned with hard historical facts as it is with the brothers as they experienced each other, themselves, and their fame.”  How Can You Mend A Broken Heart begins with the quintessential. A pared down, echoey version of “Stayin’ Alive”—probably the Bee Gees song to end all…

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