Posts in "Film"

Film 2023

by Joanna Orland I’m still struggling to return to a completely “normal” pre-pandemic life, but seeing as many movies as I can from the comfort of my own home. This is why my list is a bit of a mixed bag between screeners, streamers and Canadian + UK releases. I’ve collated all of the films […]

Film 2022

The Banshees of Inisherin

by Joanna Orland I’m still living life 2020 style when it comes to cinema outings. But with all of the streaming content, I can just about keep up with some of the wonders the film industry has to offer. Albeit sometimes a bit behind schedule, so consider the release dates of some of these for […]

Television & Film 2021

Television & Film 2021 My annual rundown of film and television continues with this 2021 edition. Weirdly I have watched so few films, even fewer of note, that I’ve decided to merely tack on my film list to the end of the television one. This is partially due to logistics, but also fear of going […]

Film 2020

As usual for this time of year, I’ve compiled a list of all the films I’ve watched in an order that roughly ranks my enjoyment level. This year was a bit different, obviously, so the annual list will follow suit. Not only am I listing films that have debuted in either the US or UK […]

BFI London Film Festival: Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Amarah-Jae St Aubyn, Michael Ward, Shaniqua Okwok and Kedar Williams-Stirling by Lewis Church Since making the shift from visual artist to movie director, Steve McQueen has created a startling and challenging body of work, including the feature films 12 Years a Slave, Hunger and Widows. Lovers Rock is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Herself


Herself Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill by Laura Patricia Jones Big screen Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd’s intimate Irish festival flick is in short a story of a down-trodden woman who builds a house. But digging deeper it’s more than that; a portrayal of mental and physical abuse, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Ammonite


Ammonite Directed by Francis Lee Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones and James McArdle by Laura Patricia Jones The picturesque cliffs of Lime Regis set the perfect backdrop for a wistful period romance, but this is no Persuasion. Far swept from the Austen iconography of the Jurassic coast, Francis Lee’s Ammonite is still very […]

BFI London Film Festival: David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia Directed by Spike Lee Featuring David Byrne, Jaqueline Acevedo and Gustavo di Dalva by Lewis Church This concert film offers a front row seat to Byrne’s 2019 Broadway performance American Utopia (based off the album of the same name), with the footage directed by Spike Lee and featuring a rapturous array […]

BFI London Film Festival: Kajillionaire


Kajillionaire Directed by Miranda July Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger by Lewis Church Kajillionaire is an odd film, and like director Miranda July’s earlier ones (Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future) it has consequently been awarded the rather unfair ‘quirky’ tag. I’m not sure that […]

Hard Kill

Hard Kill

Hard Kill Directed by Matt Eskandari Starring Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe, Sergio Rizzuto, Lala Kent and Natalie Eva Marie Coming to UK Digital Download September 14th, 2020 by Gemsy Hard Kill finds a team of mercenary ex-troopers led by Derek Miller (Jesse Metcalfe) – suspicious of neither the lack of details around an offered job, […]