Matthew Bowden sets out why any film-loving Exeter student should check out the upcoming Cornwall Film Festival
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
Matthew Bowden, Screen Editor, struggles to find much to enjoy in Brad Pitt’s latest star vehicle, Bullet Train.
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.
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 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 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 […]
Review: Titane Matthew Bowden waxes poetic about the sensual, transgressive Palme d’Or winning horror film, Titane. Julia Ducournau’s engrossing follow-up to her 2016 debut Raw is another instance of the talented French director utilising the shock of the surface to examine human identity and its complexities. The film is archly Cronenbergian, interweaving striking body-horror and […]