Film critic Calum Cooper reviews the winner of the London Film Festival’s top prize – the gripping and provocative Colombian picture Monos.
Monos – ★★★★★
Monos chills you to the core from its sheer intensity. Here is a story where narrative detail is minimum, but thematic substance couldn’t be more plentiful. Visually arresting and hauntingly thought-provoking, its capacity to grip you is as shocking as it is icy cold.
FilmSpace at the London Film Festival: Marriage Story; Calm with Horses; Honey Boy; The Aeronauts
Film critic Calum Cooper has gone south for the 63rd London Film Festival. Today he covers the beautifully heartfelt Marriage Story, the gritty Calm with Horses, the painfully personal Honey Boy, and the exciting yet safe The Aeronauts.
Marriage Story – ★★★★★
FilmSpace at London Film Festival: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood; Uncut Gems; The Irishman
Film critic Calum Cooper concludes his reviews for the 63rd London Film Festival. Wrapping up his reviews are Marielle Heller’s newest film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, a new dramatic turn for Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems, and the latest from Martin Scorsese in The Irishman.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace at London Film Festival: Knives Out; Portrait of a Lady on Fire; Judy and Punch; Rocks
Film critic Calum Cooper has gone south for the 63rd London Film Festival. Up next are reviews for both Rian Johnson’s and Celine Sciamma’s newest films, both of which he praises highly, as well as the comical Judy and Punch, and the poignant Rocks.
Knives Out – ★★★★★
FilmSpace at London Film Festival: The Lighthouse; Jojo Rabbit; Hope Gap; Wounds
Film critic Calum Cooper has gone south for the 63rd London Film Festival. His latest batch includes a bold new film from Robert Eggers, an anti-hate satire from Taika Waititi, a somewhat hollow drama starring Anette Bening, and the newest from Babek Anvari.
The Lighthouse – ★★★★★