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Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’

Old Man, Old Voice? Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ ★ ★ ★   Richard Jewell is the name of the latest Clint Eastwood film and also its titular character. Jewell was a real person who detected a bomb threat at a…

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…

Valentine’s Day Netflix Recommendations

Call Me by Your Name Film ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Although the film was released in 2017 Call Me by Your Name will continue to deserve endless re-watches, especially now that it is available on Netflix. Based on the…

Film Review: Marriage Story

Film Review: Marriage Story ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story is somehow tragic, comedic and uplifting all at once. Its relentless depiction of a fractured relationship takes its power from its story being so simply, and uniquely,…

Film & TV News: Awards Season Rolls On

The celebrities of the moment graced the BAFTAs red carpet last Sunday. As predicted, Sir Sam Mendes’ 1917 triumphed across the board, picking up seven awards including Best Direction, Cinematography, and Best Overall Film. This season’s success continued for Brad…

Uncut Gems – Daniel Lopatin

Uncut Gems – Daniel Lopatin ★ ★ ★ ★ When Daniel Lopatin (better known as Oneohtrix Point Never) first linked up with the Safdie Brothers, directors of Uncut Gems, on 2017’s Good Time, the plot, characters and setting were malleable…

These Charming Women: Why the New Little Women is the Better One

I remember borrowing the DVD of the 1994 adaptation of Little Women from the library when I was maybe ten and then watching that film probably about ten times. I suppose in retrospect it wasn’t really surprising that I became…

Netflix Recommendations

The Pursuit of Happyness Film ★ ★ ★ ★ Before the credits had even rolled, this film had already left a lasting impression upon me, most notably for Will Smith’s performance as a single father struggling to rescue both himself…

Film Review: Just Mercy

Film Review: Just Mercy ★ ★ ★ ★   Just Mercy is a film based on a poignant true story set in the late 1980s/ early 90s in the US state of Alabama. The film is centred around a young lawyer …

Film & TV News: The Road to the Oscars

It is just weeks into the new year, but awards season is already in full swing. This year kicked off on the 5th January with the Golden Globes. Hosted by Ricky Gervais for a record fifth time, many of the…

The American Friend and the Search for Meaning

New German cinema, marked from 1962 to 1988, is probably best known for churning out directors Wim Wenders and Werner Herzog. But while Herzog’s films have sought the faraway reaches of both the Amazon and African landscape, Wender’s films have…

Netflix Christmas Films

The Holiday Calendar (Film) ★ ★ Kat Graham stars in this Christmas romantic comedy; a genre that has become common fare on Netflix. Graham plays Abby a struggling photographer who receives a seemingly magical advent calendar which she believes can…