Film Review: Battle of the Sexes

★★★☆☆ Tennis drama Battle of the Sexes is a retelling of Billie Jean King’s famous titular match against Bobby Riggs in 1973. It’s also an exploration of the off-court issues of chauvinism, inequality and prejudice which enveloped the high profile encounter. Ably handled with humour, tenderness and sincerity by the Continue Reading

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Film Review: The Work

★★★★☆ Breaking literal and figurative barriers of freedom, and opening new channels for self-awareness and enlightenment, Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’ The Work is a rousing, arresting and ultimately cathartic call-to-arms for the power and value of rehabilitation.Filmed over four exhausting, emotionally-devastating days, this documentary goes inside the walls of Continue Reading

Film Review: Mimosas

★★★★☆ Space, time and meaning cascade over one another in bewildering fashion in writer-director Oliver Laxe’s second feature Mimosas. It’s a mesmerising, mercurial film in which an arduous undertaking takes on personal, spiritual significance as well as physical form.The Spanish filmmaker sets this thought-provoking quest of faith and self-affirmation in Continue Reading