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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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The BAFTAs 2022 Breakdown

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs 2022 took place on the 13th of March. Here’s a run-down of everything you need to know about the UK’s most prestigious film awards ceremony. Throughout this awards season it has been Jane Campions’ The Power of the Dog vying with Denis […]

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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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Captor Audiences: Robert Pattinson and the Perils of Teen Stardom

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March When my flatmates and I bought tickets to see Robert Pattinson’s The Batman, we were wholeheartedly expecting to leave the cinema feeling as if we had seen a new chapter of Edward Cullen’s life. Perhaps he had grown bored of being a tortured, grumpy […]

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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: Billions

Highlighting grey areas in morality can be a struggle for a show – let alone doing it successfully. However, Showtime’s Billions joins the slew of its series that excel in this regard. Bobby Axelrod, played by Damien Lewis, runs the titan hedge fund ‘Axe Capital’ with the sole aim of pursuing the worst aspect of […]

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Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 – They Came, They Danced

“Revenge,” the powerful first line of the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel bluntly set the tone for the season. Merriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) was unceremoniously fired from the entertainment tour that was supposed to be her big break as a comedian by her friend and fellow entertainer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain) for […]