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London Film Festival – The Other Lamb

Writer: Catherine S McMullen Director: Małgorzata Szumowska Reviewer: Richard Maguire The Handmaid’s Tale hangs heavy over Małgorzata Szumowska’s first English-language film about a cult leader and his female disciples trekking across moors and mountains to find a new home. While beautifully shot, The Other Lamb is too laden with familiar horror tropes and the story isn’t as involving as it ...

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Leeds International Film Festival – The Drunkard’s Lament

Writer & Director: Jim Finn Reviewer: Rich Jevons The narrative of Jim Finn’s The Drunkard’s Lament is based on letters by Branwell Brontë, on the subject (mainly) of his sister Emily’s Wuthering Heights. And, of course, there is a fair amount about his addiction to liquor and opium, too. He also waxes lyrical about his affair with a married woman ...

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Leeds International Film Festival – Penguin Highway

Director: Hiroyasu Ishida Writers: Tomihiko Morimi (novel), Makoto Ueda (screenplay) Reviewer: Rich Jevons Hiroyasu Ishida’s coming-of-age anime is a fantasy with some incredible animation, from the characters in the rich narrative to the penguins and Jabberwockies in the magical mystery. The central character, 10-year-old Aoyama, embarks on a quest is to solve the mystery of why penguins are suddenly appearing ...

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Monument to Charlie Chaplin – Hull Truck Theatre

Event by:Kings of England Film Director: Rosie Carr Music: Nick Gill The Great Dictator directed by: Charles Chaplin Reviewer: Ron Simpson Grow is described as Hull Truck’s “Artist Development programme for growing and nurturing people and ideas”. Through much of June and the early part of July the Grow Performance Showcase presents dance and drama events, plus this evening by ...

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