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Claire Fulton

Watching films ties with eating macaroni and cheese as my favourite past time. In December of 2001, my parents took me to see The Fellowship of the Ring. There, I fell in love with cinema and decided my life-long dream was to be a Hobbit. Unfortunately, I’m still working on that, as I inevitably get side tracked into watching a film I’ve already seen three times on a streaming service while the DVD gathers dust on my alphabetised shelves and forget to move to New Zealand.

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Angry Annie (Film Review): Empathetic Abortion Drama

Blandine Lenoir’s Angry Annie is a poignant period piece about the fight for abortions in…

Where Life Begins: UK Jewish Film Festival Review

Stéphane Freiss’ Where Life Begins beautifully explores the power of connection, poignantly allowing two people the chance to find their own version of peace.

The Forger (UK Jewish Film Festival Review): Fake Papers, Please

Maggie Peren’s The Forger tells a compelling story without unnecessarily visualising the horrors or war, but could have ramped up the tension a bit more.

Plaza Catedral: UK Jewish Film Festival Review

Abner Benaim’s Plaza Catedral eschews sentimentality for the harsh realities of street violence with low-key but lofty emotional resonance.

Gyeong-ah’s Daughter (LKFF Review)

A beautifully understated and quietly poignant debut, Kim Jung-eun’s Gyeong-Ah’s Daughter explores the complexities of trauma and familial relationships.

Concerned Citizen (2023): Film Review

Idan Haguel’s Concerned Citizen is an introspective film that wants to be about something important, but doesn’t really engage with its ambitious issues in any great depth.

Seire (LKFF Review): The Sins of the Father

Park Kang’s Seire is a chillingly atmospheric thriller that plays on expectation, superstition and explores a fractured psyche.

Hot in Day, Cold at Night (LKFF Review): Budget-friendly Indie Drama

Hot in Day, Cold at Night is a micro-budget indie drama that has some sweet and funny moments, but struggles with its pacing and feels a bit listless.

Return to Dust (Review): A tough Yet Tender Life Together

Li Ruijin’s Return to Dust is both a poignant love story and an unflinching picture of life in rural China that looks stunning and radiates authenticity.

Lyra (2022) Film Review: The Fragility of Peacetime

Part eulogy and part call for justice, Alison Millar’s Lyra lets the subject tell her own story, highlighting the injustices of her unanswered death and the ripple it still carries.