Film

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...

Hellboy

Hellboy(2019) is a case of wasted potential mixed with totally misguided execution, resulting in a final product that feels utterly pointless. The film’s premise is the definition of generic: an ancient evil sorceress rises back to power,...

The Two Popes

As one of the most surprisingly affecting films in recent memory, The Two Popes centres on a key historic event – the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI – while delivering an emotional and heartfelt story about friendship. Let’s start...

Cult Review: Mary and Max

I’ll be honest, as a lover of animation I can’t help but find myself adoring Claymation. Whilst the use of stop-motion animation and often bizarre designs can be quite unnerving to some folks, I find a brilliant charm in it. If there was one...

Why Greta Gerwig’s award snub is not a surprise

For the second year in a row, the Oscars have failed to include any female directors in its list of nominations. On paper, this seems like a sad coincidence — except when we remember it hails from a long history of snubbing women as best...

The Witcher

When it comes to adapting a piece of literature to the screen, perhaps the greatest difficulty is keeping faithful to the original source material whilst ensuring that the end result still stands on its own. Many works have went through the process...

Bombshell

What happens when victims are “unlikeable”? The 2016 sexual assault allegations against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes unearthed the long-assumed but carefully-guarded toxic workspace of Fox’s right-wing media, with multiple women...

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