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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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The Idiots (1998) Film Review

Lars von Trier’s vulgar Dogme comedy The Idiots (1998), now remastered in 4K, remains one of his most controversial films.

Melancholia (2011) Film Review

Melancholia is a planet headed towards Earth that will cause our extinction in this classic by perennial provocateur Lars von Trier.

Malcolm X Review (BFI Film on Film)

30 years on, Spike Lee’s ambitious biographical epic Malcolm X still has not lost its educational, entertaining and emotional power.

Everything Went Fine: Film Review

Everything Went Fine in François Ozon’s thought-provoking drama about an elderly man who wants to end his life.

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: Film Review

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 Review

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.