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Review: The Worst Person in the World

This article was originally submitted on the 1st April Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ At various points in Joachim Trier’s new masterpiece The Worst Person in the World, the camera focuses in on Oslo’s evening skies. These orange-blue expanses are perhaps the emblematic image for uncertain millennials: the High Gloss Golden Hour Moment of which everyone between the […]

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Review: Paris, 13th District

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March During a single short scene of Paris, 13th District, Jacques Audiard’s extraordinary exploration of digital-age love and lust (not usually in that order), the colour palette changes from its usual monochrome to full-scale colour. The transition is shocking, and not simply because of the Wizard of […]

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Review: Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy

This article was originally submitted on the 26th March At a time when Kanye West seems at his most unhinged—burying Pete Davidson alive in revenge-fueled music videos is certainly a low point—Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy offers a welcome reminder that the rapper/singer/producer/fashion designer/loudmouthed media mogul is, in fact, a human being. Rather than dissecting his […]

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Review: Happening

Glasgow Film Festival Exclusive Amid a recent slew of women-directed abortion dramas including the likes of Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Unpregnant, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Happening, Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion-winner, which has just had its UK premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival, stands out as a uniquely scarring experience. Like those other […]

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Review: The Batman

Ever since Christopher Nolan broke the bank with 2008’s The Dark Knight, the onscreen Batman story has struggled. Nolan’s sweeping, post-9/11 crime drama redefined what superhero cinema could be, and subsequent attempts to envision the character have failed to live up to the hype. In the past ten years, three different directors have helmed cinema […]

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Review: The Real Charlie Chaplin

Both a critical profile of the great comedian and a history of cinematic stardom, The Real Charlie Chaplin, though not offering anything revelatory, is as thoughtful and incisive as the best documentaries should be. The question offered by the film’s title (who is the real man behind the mustache?) never receives a definitive answer, but […]

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Review: Moonfall

Every so often, a major studio releases a picture of such shockingly low quality that everyone, from critics to mass audiences to industry professionals alike, reels in surprise. The most recent example of this was Cats (2019), known to many as the greatest horror film of the 21st century. Moonfall is the newest movie to […]

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Cult Column: Jules et Jim

Rating: Jules et Jim, a cornerstone work of the French New Wave, was recently screened at Filmhouse as part of a retrospective on the great director François Truffaut. It is a film of extraordinary warmth and humor, with three of the greatest characters to exist in cinema.  The inseparable duo of Jules (Oskar Werner), an […]