London Film Festival Double Bill: Spencer & Red Rocket Reviews

October 08, 2021

Red Rocket and Spencer screened at LFF yesterday to rave reviews. 

A collision of ghosts past and future haunt the present in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer. By turns insidious and caustic, claustrophobic and free-wheeling, it is a nightmarish fairy-tale where little chance of a happily-ever-after exists.

- Matthew Anderson of Cinevue.

Kristen Stewart is masterful as Diana in this thrillingly gutsy, seductive film ( rerun of Venice review)

- Robbie Collin of The Telegraph.  

Spencer is a masterful and immersive character observation with a transformative central performance from Kristen Stewart that left us speechless.

- Jack Aling of Escape Film Club

A hilarious dive back into the trash pile of America that Sean Baker explored so well in The Florida Project. Expect laughs, discomfort and one of the best needle drops of the year.

- Henry Jordan of The Quite Nerdy Blog.

Red Rocket is a frenetic ride that keeps your eyes glued to the screen throughout. Simon Rex is a revelation and Sean Baker is a deft hand at making you laugh and panic in equal measure.

- Rory Doherty of Film Cred.