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Blu Velvet: the decline of physical media?

Since the transition from vinyl to CD, from cinema screens to TV, there has always been anxiety around new and emerging technologies. This can...

A Fistful of Genres: The Romantic-Comedy

In the infamous words of Hugh Grant in Love, Actually, ‘Love actually is all around’. We’ve been brought up surrounded by conversations about love...

Director Spotlight – Nicolas Winding Refn  

"That’s when you know you have made great cinema: when half love it and half hate it” So said Danish auteur Nicolas Winding Refn, following...

“Did this film direct itself?”: The forgotten women filmmakers

"These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year” were Emma Stone's words as she introduced this year’s nominations for the Best...

The future of filmmaking – technology and cinematography

Every winter, film and tech magazines alike release their run downs of the best that year’s Sundance has to offer. Every time we see...

Get Out: A monster with human teeth

What Jordan Peele has created with his debut film is a product of genius; it’s a film that feels like a career-defining piece, yet...

Remember This: Love & Mercy?

There’s a dryness to the musical biopic.  They’ll noodle through the same beats: childhood, fame, decline, and were they actually a bastard?  You can see...
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Remember This? Hugo

Hugo is a bit of an oddball in Martin Scorsese’s canon of work. Audiences are most likely to associate Scorsese with dark brooding works...
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Remember This: 20th Century Women

Earlier this year, amid the clutter and noise of the awards season, one especially beautiful film was lost in the tidal wave of contenders....

Remember This: Lake Mungo

The Australians are rather good at horror films, aren't they? Whilst most would cite Jennifer Kent's The Babadook as the prime example of a chiller from...