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London’s best independent cinemas

London’s best independent cinemas

As concentration spans wither, more and more of us find it hard to sit through an entire film on our laptops without stopping to make tea, pop to the loo or reply to trivial text messages. It’s time to get back to the cinema. London has [read more]

Hyena | Movie review

Hyena
MOVIE REVIEW

After winning stellar reviews for his directorial debut Tony, Gerard Johnson offers nothing less impressive in his second creation. Peter Ferdinando once again takes the lead in a significantly different role as unorthodox drug squad [read more]

The Duke of Burgundy | Movie review

The Duke of Burgundy
MOVIE REVIEW

The Duke of Burgundy is an immediate success on at least one level: thanks to a complete lack of male characters, it emphatically passes the Bechdel test, which is the measure for male bias in fiction. It’s shockingly failed by [read more]

Catch Me Daddy | Movie review

Catch Me Daddy
MOVIE REVIEW

The most disconcerting and moving aspect of Catch Me Daddy is its title. The double entendre alludes to the protective and light-hearted fun typically had by father and daughter; it paints a picture of the ultimate trust exercise of [read more]

Oscars 2015: A complete overview of the 87th Academy Awards

Oscars 2015: A complete overview of the 87th Academy Awards

Roll out the red carpet, it’s awards season again. It’s that wonderful time of year, full of bickering about little things like who looked better than who, and those important things like sexism, and why Hollywood seems to [read more]

White God | Movie Review

White God
MOVIE REVIEW

Kornél Mundruczó’s new drama White God is a self-professed ‘’genre experiment’’ and unquestionably a metaphor for social inequality and revolution. 13-year-old Lili is forced to watch her beloved dog, Hagen, abandoned [read more]

It Follows | Movie review

It Follows
MOVIE REVIEW

It Follows is the story of Jay. She’s fighting a sexually transmitted curse that plagues its carrier with visions of a shape-shifting stalker who can be found walking towards them no matter how far or long they run. What is [read more]

Hinterland: An interview with actor and director Harry Macqueen

Hinterland: An interview with actor and director Harry Macqueen

Hinterland is a picturesque, emotive debut from young British actor and filmmaker Harry Macqueen. Its undertones of a post-recession fallout will resonate with young audiences trying to make sense of their own reality. Lauded in [read more]

What makes a good Oscar acceptance speech?

What makes a good Oscar acceptance speech?

Over the years, Oscar acceptance speeches have ranged from the heartfelt and sincere to the obnoxious and downright ludicrous. Some of the world’s biggest stars have explored every emotion after receiving an award and sometimes viewers [read more]

Hinterland | Movie review

Hinterland
MOVIE REVIEW

In the opening shots of Hinterland, several clues to its director’s political allegiance are dotted within the mise-en-scene. There’s the self-conscious, angst-ridden note scrawled on a wall – “we’re the children of Ayn Rand and [read more]

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