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An Interview with Hope Dickson Leach

One of the main points that arises in the conversation I have with director Hope Dickson Leach is a question she asks: “What is...
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review

Dumbledore. Grindelwald. Lestrange. Flamel. Nagini. The above is a disparate series of Wizarding World names and references. When you look at these names like this,...

Brass Eye, Toast and Oxide Ghosts: An Interview with Michael Cumming

There’s a moment during our conversation where Michael Cumming reminisces about Peter Cook and Dudley Moore’s Derek and Clive records, about the thrilling sense...
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Wildlife – Review

The decline of the nuclear family, as portrayed in Wildlife, is not a rapid revolution. It is a slow, painful transition that chokes each...
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The Other Side of the Wind – Review

“Now our revels are ended”, quotes a character towards the conclusion of Orson Welles’ The Other Side of The Wind. The reference echoes magician...

Teenage Hedonism – Review

If there’s one word to describe Callum Newens’ new short film, Teenage Hedonism, it’s confident. A coming of age comedy focusing on a social...

30 Years of Drowning by Numbers: A Q&A with Peter Greenaway

Outside an English country home, framed with the shadow of a deceased bird blowing in the wind, a girl with a skipping rope looks...

Staring back at Brass Eye

Switch on the news today. Go on, just have a look. Any channel you can. See the visual onslaught of complicated graphics, bizarrely confrontational...

Love Island and The Year of the Sex Olympics: A discussion...

In a recent episode of Love Island, there was a single striking question. It came impromptu, in a fit of frustration, from contestant Ellie,...
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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4 Part 1

There are few shows that manage to pack a punch with such a lightness of touch like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Tina Fey and Robert...