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Review: Whitney

Taking an in-depth look into the life and music of Whitney Houston, documentary film Whitney, directed by Kevin Macdonald, harnesses archive footage alongside new...
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Review: Swimming with Men

Oliver Parker’s Swimming with Men follows Eric Scott, played by Rob Brydon, as he navigates a mid-life crisis. Eric feels lost and consequently seeks...

American Americans

America is not a nation known for its subtlety, so it’s hardly surprising that there’s an extensive list of films announcing their Americanness: American...
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A silent win? – A look at disability in A Quiet Place

The film the deaf community has been waiting for: A Quiet Place – but it’s not without its flaws. Disability on screen has been a...

Pride of place: queer representation in film

Being John Malkovich (1999) Released in 1999, the feature debut of both director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich serves not only...

Director Spotlight: Yorgos Lanthimos

I will never forget the first time I watched Dogtooth. This feature – earning Lanthimos deserved recognition at both Cannes and the Academy Awards –...
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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...

Paddington: can you bear it?

What's the hype? When I was younger, I loved both animated films and TV series. The X-Men, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, The Incredibles. I was...
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Sequel mania – the oversaturation of film follow-ups

Sequels are everywhere nowadays; if you glance at the highest grossing films in recent years, the vast bulk are following on from some predecessor...

Review: On Chesil Beach

If you’re looking for the perfect film to watch with your parents, this isn’t it. Viewers in search of a buttoned-down, subtly sentimental period...