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Hunny, Tea and CG

Since the release of The Jungle Book in 2016, there seems to have been non-stop Walt Disney Studios live-action and CGI remakes, whether that’s...

What Links The Three Colours?

I arrived at the Three Colours Trilogy late. For years it had adorned my watchlist and been the gaping hole in my small smug cabinet...

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,...

Roseanne Barr(ed) – on conservative sitcom families

Sitcom audiences often think that their favourite shows must exist in a binary, perhaps a result of America’s almost humorously centrist perspectives. Hence, Roseanne...

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...

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...

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 –...

Film’s most iconic double-acts

Sometimes, a film is made by its leading roles. Over the years, there have been a number of pairings that have stood out as...

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...