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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 –...

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...
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Sundance 2018 – First Reformed – Review

How do I even start to review First Reformed? A dense thing, so much of it incurs the sort of sheer fascination that had...

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...

Remember This – Bruiser

It’s hard to believe now, but some of the biggest names in British comedy, now bearded, greying and balding, were once fresh faced, jubilant...

Capturing Brexit on Camera: A Q&A with Timothy George Kelly, director...

Brexitannia, a documentary covering the wide variety of perspectives on Brexit across the UK, is an impressive feat of filmmaking, managing to remain balanced...

Scoring the scene: When popular music and film soundtracks collide

One of the most interesting developments by way of film score composers in recent years, has been the scores performed by Radiohead guitarist and...

The quiet ableism of contemporary cinema

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri’s commitment to authentically depicting small town American attitudes, no matter how unpalatable, was a cause of controversy surrounding the...

A universal approach? A look at cinematic universes

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a decade old this year, and Avengers: Infinity War looks to be the most complete example of the unique...