September 18, 2019

I went into Once Upon a Time in Hollywood knowing I would love it, and why. I’m a huge fan of  Tarantino’s work, and was sold on the film before the first trailer even aired. What I’m trying to say is that I wasn’t expecting to be surprised. I assumed, perhaps arr...

September 16, 2019

Autumn – the return of cold weather, heavy workloads and the slow countdown to Christmas. Thankfully, this autumn we are spoilt with a number of highly anticipated films coming to cinemas. From new takes on beloved characters to a 40-year awaited sequel to a cult class...

April 8, 2019

Although vampire-like figures have existed in folklore across the world for centuries, the majority of vampire films take their inspiration from one single source: Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, ‘Dracula’. In fact, the earliest recognised ‘vampire film’, F.W. Murnau’s Nosfe...

April 1, 2019

At one point early on in Lee Chang Dong’s haunting film Burning, one character compares another to The Great Gatsby. It’s a rare moment, along with some Faulkner name dropping, of the film wearing one of its many influences on its sleeve. But once the comparison is the...

April 1, 2019

On hearing that there is another new Spider-Man movie being released to cinemas, it might be easy to initially think “what could this movie do that the other incarnations and attempts to bring this beloved hero to the big scene haven’t done?” The answer to that questio...

April 1, 2019

Lukas Dhont’s directorial debut has been controversial since its premiere at last year’s Cannes film festival, where it won the Queer Palme and Camera d’Or awards, but has encountered a strong backlash narrative from trans commentators.

The film itself follows Lara, a y...

March 27, 2019

Laura (Penelope Cruz) returns home to Spain from her new home in Argentina for her sister Ana’s (Inmar Cuesta) wedding. While reuniting all her family and old friends, including her ex-lover and life-long friend Paco (Javier Bardem), her daughter Irene (Carla Campra) i...

March 25, 2019

This year’s Oscars were certainly eventful. First was the controversial choice to kick Kevin Hart off hosting because of old homophobic tweets, then was the announcement that they weren't actually going to have a host for the first time since what I like to term the “R...

March 18, 2019

The latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe arrived in cinemas this month, appropriately, on International Women’s Day. Captain Marvel tells the origin story of a new and extremely powerful hero, alias Carol Danvers, who will clearly have an important part t...

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