In light of Jordan Peele calling Daniel Kaluuya his “De Niro”, Matthew Bowden examines five creatively fruitful acting/director partnerships
International Film of the Month: Seven Samurai
Will Thornton recommends Kurosawa’s four-hour-long masterpiece for this month’s international film spotlight.
Decolonising Hollywood: The White Saviour Narrative
Niamh Walsh discusses Hollywood’s problematic ‘white saviour narrative’ which upholds white supremacy and colonialist ideals.
Tenet: ‘Time Inversion?’
Henry Jordan discusses three theories about Nolan’s mysterious Tenet, from crazy to even crazier.
Can the ‘Snyder Cut’ Save the DCEU?
Oliver Leader de Saxe explores the controversy spawned by the production of Justice League and discusses the merits of the recently announced ‘Snyder Cut’.
Isolation Spotlight: John Hughes
Hannah Rae proposes a John Hughes marathon for lockdown viewing
Beginner’s Luck – directors’ first times
There’s a first time for everything. Sometimes, that first go knocks it straight out of the park. Exeposé Screen writers discuss their favourite examples of this – the times when a filmmaker makes something exceptional on their first try. The Lure – dir. Agnieszka Smoczyska It’s 1980s Poland. Two flesh-eating mermaids. A sweaty, seedy nightclub that […]
Made in Dagenham: Directors’ Interview
I meet Rosie Thomas and Ella Nokes, co-directors of Shotgun Theatre’s upcoming show “Made in Dagenham”, at 9am on the Monday of exam week. The day is the first – and last – term time break in a monster rehearsal schedule which has consumed hours of the cast and crew’s lives since September; a reprieve […]