The Reason I Jump

“Have a Nice Trip Through Our World” – The Reason I Jump (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 20, 2020
One of the things that most hampers societal attitudes towards autism is the fact that it's so difficult for neurotypical people to understand how brains different from their own actually work. That's where the 2007 book The Reason I Jump comes in. Though there is some controversy around its authorship, it was purportedly written by

“That one was special.”- Ammonite (LFF review)

Posted by - October 19, 2020
With her famed days behind her, Mary Anning walks the coastline alone, searching for fossils and shells to sell in her shop to support herself and her ailing mother. When fellow scientist Roderick Murchison visits her and asks to walk out with her, he asks that she do the same for his wife, still grieving

“If you leave me, I’ll have to kill you” – Undine (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 17, 2020
There is something romantic about the water, being submerged and feeling as light as air. But when the water becomes the source of our pain and fear, we dare not go back. Water plays an integral part in writer/director Christian Petzold’s modern twist on the folklore tale about a water sprite who must fall in

“This Entire Country Drinks Like Maniacs” – Another Round (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 15, 2020
The latter part of 2020 feels like an opportune time for a movie about the destructive power of alcohol. The charity Alcohol Change found that a quarter of British people necked more booze during this year's lockdown than they would've done if they weren't confined to their homes with pubs shuttered. Even with those numbers,

“You’re part of the pack now” – Wolfwalkers (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 12, 2020
Cartoon Saloon continues to create something very special with each film they make. Completing a trilogy of sorts, which includes Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers rounds up the magical folklore stories that we’ve been in awe of. In the world of animated films that centres around fairy tales, princesses, princes, and

“I Want To Be Remembered For Who I Was”- Supernova (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 10, 2020
It seems that Relic wasn’t the only film featured at the London Film Festival that explores dementia. Whilst that film used horror, Harry MacQueen’s sophomore feature Supernova sees stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a couple dealing with the increasing difficulty of the illness, and the issues raised about love and loss, in this

“Where Do Lost Girls Go?” – Shirley (BFI London Film Festival Review)

Posted by - October 8, 2020
Josephine Decker’s follow-up to Madeline’s Madeline will not be for everyone. In fact, many will without a doubt find Shirley off-putting and too fractured to be impactful. Starring Elisabeth Moss as the titular character, this is regardless a fascinating journey into a creative, obsessive, and dark mind of the famed horror author. Young couple Fred

“We Have To Stick Together” – Mangrove (LFF Review)

Posted by - October 7, 2020
Steve McQueen has done it again. Perhaps the most significant and consistent modern British director, McQueen once again brings us a riveting, vital piece of filmmaking, this time telling the true story of the Mangrove Nine. As it so often is with McQueen’s work, Mangrove is timely and powerful, without ever regressing to speaking down