A United Kingdom

When the London Film Festival chose this to open its 2016 schedule, it seems obvious that they were making a statement. Several of them, to be honest. Earlier in the year, director Amma Asante was one of a number of film makers invited to become a member of the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts … Continue reading A United Kingdom

Child 44

A great cast, an interesting story and an intriguing setting should make for a good film. So how can it end up so ordinary? I don't hate this as much as some, but it needed a big pair of scissors taking to it. It's too long (the first 15 minutes could easily have been done away … Continue reading Child 44