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Are the BAFTAs becoming irrelevant?

Unsurprising, and yet outrageous. These adjectives perhaps best describe this year’s BAFTAs. All 20 Acting nominations were given to white performers, and once again the Best Director category was an all-male affair. This isn’t due to a lack of excellent works by women and people of colour; in reality the situation is quite the opposite. […]

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Am I the hero of my own story? This is the question Dev Patel’s David Copperfield asks himself, in Armando Iannucci’s gloriously quirky and entertaining rendition of Dickens’ classic tale. At once both respecting and reinventing the novel from which it takes its inspiration, Iannucci seamlessly blends the absurdly comedic, enthrallingly dramatic, and touchingly intimate […]

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1917

I don’t believe there is such a thing as a “perfect” film. Sam Mendes’ Golden Globe winning 1917, however, comes pretty close.  1917 captures the horror and brutality of World War I in hauntingly beautiful fashion, and with breathtaking effect. 1917 uses a “one shot” format, where different takes are seamlessly meshed to give the […]