In light of Jordan Peele calling Daniel Kaluuya his “De Niro”, Matthew Bowden examines five creatively fruitful acting/director partnerships
Cornwall Film Festival 2022 preview
Matthew Bowden sets out why any film-loving Exeter student should check out the upcoming Cornwall Film Festival
Review: The Banshees of Inisherin
Matthew Bowden shows his deep love for The Banshees of Inisherin: a triumphant reunion for Martin McDonagh, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson
Matthew Bowden finds that Adam Sandler’s amiable, committed performance slightly elevates Hustle beyond the run-of-the-mill sports drama
Review: Bullet Train
Matthew Bowden, Screen Editor, struggles to find much to enjoy in Brad Pitt’s latest star vehicle, Bullet Train.
Review: The Worst Person in the World
Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s heady, heartfelt tale of a young woman’s journey through her 20s is a future classic, featuring a generational performance from Renate Reinsve
Matthew Bowden, Screen Editor, delves into why Spiderhead ultimately disappoints and fails to live up to its potential.
Nadal wins the French open: could he really be the Greatest of All Time?
After Nadal’s French Open win, Matthew Bowden evaluates whether he really is the Greatest of All Time, and whether can challenge for the Wimbledon title this summer.
Review: Nightmare Alley
Review: Nightmare Alley Regardless of its superficial divergences from del Toro’s typical formula, Matthew Bowden finds the director’s gothic stylings in full swing in his recent neo-noirish effort. Considering Guillermo del Toro’s penchant for gothic strangeness and period-piece fantasy, it seems slightly out of left-field that his follow-up to 2017 Best Picture winner The Shape […]
Best of 2021: The Green Knight
Best of 2021: The Green Knight Following the Best of 2021 feature that ran in last fortnight’s print edition, Matthew Bowden adds his voice to the debate and champions the fantasy epic, The Green Knight. Having studied and greatly enjoyed the text during a first-year English module, I was excited to see how the indie-centric […]