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Joe Flockhart

I am an English student who fell in love with film at 19 when I was moved nearly to tears by Lilya 4-Ever. I will watch anything – be it cult, any language, Hollywood trash or aspiring to be high art – and I am very opinionated. Sometimes my favourite thing is not the film itself, but the chatter and emotional buzz in the auditorium after a good film.

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles: Film Review

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, directed by a 24-year-old Chantal Akerman, is a masterpiece of minutiae, motherhood and misery.

The Driver (1978 Film): 4K Restoration Review

Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978), reviled at release but now regarded as a classic, offers a cold and unsentimental genre film, complete with excellent stunt work.

The Kingdom: Exodus (LFF): Episodes 1 & 2 Review

A triumphant return to television from Lars von Trier, The Kingdom: Exodus, is hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and oddly fascinating.

Meet Me in the Bathroom (LFF Review): Early 2000s New York Time Capsule

Meet Me in the Bathroom seeks to immerse you in the New York rock scene of the early 2000s, in a film that is competent if not anything special.

Coma (2022 Film) LFF Review: Musings of a Locked-Down Mind

Bertrand Bonello’s Coma delves into the mind of a teenage girl, bored senseless by France’s Covid lockdown, in a hectic stripped-down time capsule.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda: the Musical (2022 Film): LFF Review

Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical lacks the Dahlian menace and flair of its predecessor, though its musical sequences are delightful.

The Good Boss (Film Review): Intriguing Corporate Satire

Javier Bardem excels as The Good Boss in a satirical farce of commercial ambition about a business owner who prides himself on being liked by his workers.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Review): Love, Friendship & Cruel Murder

David Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me, the controversial part-prequel, part-sequel to Twin Peaks, is a chilling and enthralling journey towards inescapable tragedy.

Sundown (2021) Review: Going Loco Down in Acapulco

Sundown is a story of sun, sex and shirked responsibility – Michel Franco’s challenging tale of hedonism and neglect starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Margaux Hartmann (FFF Review): A Widow Seeks New Beginnings

Margaux Hartmann sees Emmanuelle Béart, resplendent as ever, shine in a character study of a widowed mature student in a time of spiritual crisis.