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Film Retrospective: What we can learn from ‘Gangs of New York’

Flawed but magnificent – Scorsese’s sprawling epic escapes the pitfalls of perfection to be something much greater. This dark, fascinating exploration of civilisation dives into the cesspit of 1860s New York as tribal gangs vie for supremacy.  Daniel Day-Lewis delivers…

Netflix Recommendations

Lovesick Series ★ ★ ★ ★ Lovesick (4 stars):  In Lovesick (amusingly formerly titled Scrotal Recall) the show’s protagonist Dylan learns in the opening minutes of the pilot that he has contracted chlamydia. Dylan decides to personally call each of…

Film Review: Emma

Film Review: Emma ★ ★ ★ ★   Autumn de Wilde’s vision of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is everything one could expect from an adaptation of the classic novel – it’s overstated, witty and incredibly charming. However, setting it apart from the…

Film & TV News: Cinema Moves to Homes as Movie Theatres Shut

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world to its core and the world of television and film is no different as events are cancelled, celebrities face the brunt of the virus themselves and movies see their release dates postponed…

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…