Review: Misbehaviour

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keira Knightley Philippa Lowthorpe's rosy-cheeked dramatisation of the Women's Lib protest at the 1970 Miss World competition in London is defined by division. It abuts viewpoints and gathers its strands from different nations and perspectives. From the outset it seems unlikely that it will coalesce. Before the … Continue reading Review: Misbehaviour

Review: Sorry To Bother You

Director: Boots Riley Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Steven Yeun Some stars are on the rise. Take Lakeith Stanfield, for example, whose jawdrop supporting performance in Short Term 12 five years ago has led to a slew of other notable supporting roles in films like Selma and Get Out. Or Tessa Thompson, joyfully everywhere right now, be that … Continue reading Review: Sorry To Bother You

Review: 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Director: Robin Campillo Stars: Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Antoine Reinartz We live in a stirring time of protest, but our protests are predominantly ideological ones. Against Trump. Against Brexit. Still, such imagery has become commonplace on the news, on our Twitter feeds, in the streets where we live and participate. Robin Campillo's astonishing 120 BPM … Continue reading Review: 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)