Jack is a film and history writer based in south London. He’s interested in films from every genre and every era, but his favourite work comes from the auteurs of New Hollywood.
Parasite meets The Purge in this shallow Mexican drama from Michel Franco
Mexico is a country wracked by violence and corruption. There were 17,439 murders
Shirley is a biopic of dubious intent. It is impeccably made – excellent performances, evocative camerawork and absorbing sound design, but to what end?
A cursory glance at Relic’s reception shows a split between critics and audiences, with the former praising its ‘expertly crafted atmosphere of dread’ and
Herself: LFF Review. By Jack Hawkins.
After Mamma Mia!, The Iron Lady, and then Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, director Phyllida Lloyd has
By Jack Hawkins.
Only some kind of psychopath would enjoy trashing a low-budget debut feature; gleefully punching down would reveal no empathy for a young