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Stan & Ollie

21 Oct 2018

LFF 2018: Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel as famous double act Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Scottish filmmaker Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie opens with a bravura tracking shot as world famous double act Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) walk through a bustling film studio. Gossiping and arguing with studio boss Hal…

Assassination Nation

19 Oct 20184 stars

LFF 2018: This audacious modern spin on the Salem witch trials boasts a stellar cast including Suki Waterhouse and Odessa Young

Has social media spawned the rise of self-righteous, pitchfork wielding bigots, quick to judge anyone who doesn't fit into their bubble? Director and writer Sam Levinson's modern spin on the Salem witch trials captures the chaos and confusion of living…

The Sisters Brothers

19 Oct 20184 stars

LFF 2018: Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly put in two strong performances in Jacques Audiard's surprisingly sensitive Western

Bad blood runs in torrents through The Sisters Brothers, both in the violent altercations that are part of daily life in the expanding American West, and in the themes of revenge, responsibility and redemption being explored with astute sensitivity by…

The Favourite

18 Oct 20185 stars

LFF 2018: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone put in career-best performances in Yorgos Lanthimos' period comedy masterpiece

Brash, bawdy and utterly beguiling, The Favourite is, much like its subjects, something of a deceptive confection. While it may play as a broad period farce, revelling in the ribald excesses of its 18th Century English setting, underneath the pomp and…

In Fabric

17 Oct 20183 stars

LFF 2018: Peter Stickland's latest is an ethereal, frustratingly elusive tale of a demon dress which curses its owners

Peter Strickland is one of the most visceral, instinctual filmmakers working today. He has an innate understanding of the majesty of the medium, an expert's ability to play with the traditional limits of the form and weave a hypnotic on-screen tapestry…