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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...

What probably happens in The Meg

Steven Spielberg never saw this coming. Steven Spielberg wiping his glasses incredulously as he watches the trailers and sweats through his turtleneck. Steven Spielberg...

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,...

The screens are alive (with the sound of music) – looking...

Musical films have been a staple of cinema ever since sound was introduced, but they have a complex relationship with their sister form, musical...

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...

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 –...