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Carlo Polisano’s documentary The Spirit of Camden should raise awareness of the value of small music venues which are under threat from the pandemic

A nice film for the nice people who live in London’s middle-class Richard Curtis world but with likeable characters and lashings of innocence, it has a certain charm

Lee Min-jae’s romzomcom is implausible and inconsistent but also inventive, good-looking and funny

With an elliptical script and a gift for composition Hylnur Palmason’s Icelandic study of betrayal and grief is slow paced but effective

A documentary about New York Antiquarian booksellers sounds boring, and it is: charmingly, endearingly, reassuringly dull.

A fascinating portrait of America’s foremost working director as a film student and documentary maker

Rooftop Film Club are hosting retro classics such as Grease, Back to the Future and ET at the Muswell Hill landmark to cheer up Londoners pining for a night out

Lindsay Anderson’s scathing but unwieldy satire in which a crumbling NHS hospital is a microcosm of our nation’s failings, seems timely now

The story of how record exec Drew Dixon disclosed her rape allegation against her former boss is timely, painful and well told

Disney’s latest adaptation of a successful book series is like Harry Potter except nothing actually happens

Review: Resistance

Thursday, June 11, 2020

A film of mime artist Marcel Marceau’s wartime adventures with the French Resistance is an intriguing proposition, well acted, competent but not always believable

The entire history of female film-makers as told by a man unsurprisingly lacks insight into what they have contributed to cinema

This 2013 sci-fi dystopia by the Parasite director has a unique vision and a compelling pace

Thriller about the disappearance of a glamorous woman in rural France plays satisfying narrative tricks and explores the tale from different perspectives

Twenty well-meaning short films of life in Brexit Britain fail to see the big picture

What sounds like the title of an 80s Sylvester Stallone film a beautifully shot, carefree Hong Kong action comedy that’s like a joy filled Fight Club

Tom Hanks’ latest sees him playing a saint with no edge in a film that grinds towards a predictable end

The Finchley Road community centre is promoting the best of this year’s features and documentaries from Israel as annual Seret UK festival switches to home screenings

A portrait of a harried personal assistant to an abusive media mogul gets to the heart of how Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

Primrose Hill neighbours Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner are collaborating again this time on a lockdown project starring Jodie Comer, Tamsin Greig, Imelda Staunton and Martin Freeman

Guy Ritchie’s latest London gangster movie isn’t as smart or witty as he thinks it is

Profits from Ronit Knoble’s time capsule life story films will go to the hospital where father Abraham made a ‘miraculous’ recovery from Covid 19

Maida Vale filmmaker Rupert Clague is inviting strangers to leave him an anonymous voicemail which will form part of collaborative international documentary Tell Me

Former Channing pupil Indigo Bates is locked down in the epicentre of America’s coronovirus outbreak and shot a short film Isolate Island on one of her daily runs

Film Review: Iron Mask

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Oddball globetrotting romp starring Charles Dance, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan has bad dubbing an illogical plot and questionable acting

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