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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: 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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The Devil All the Time

Director Antonio Campos is well  known for making films that deal unabashedly with the dark and morbid. His new film The Devil All the Time continues the exploration of these themes, though it falls flat in not having a clear idea of what it wants to do with them. It is an irritatingly inconsistent film. […]

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Tenet

Some herald it the saviour of cinema, but does it live up to the expectation? Christopher Nolan films can be both taxing and rewarding. As a director, he presumes that the audience will be sufficiently intrigued by his plots that they’ll be back for a second viewing. It’s sort of an ultimatum: come again or […]

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Cult Column: Good Time

Have you ever seen a film that’s an incredibly fun watch but makes you want to pause to take in just how disgusting its contents are? If that sounds appealing, it’s time for you to watch Good Time.   Josh and Benny Safdie have had their big-break recently with Uncut Gems, an amazing film that got […]

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The Lighthouse

From a screen of thick grey fog, a light slowly fades through, before a barren island comes into view. Two lighthouse keepers, long-time master Thomas Wick (Willem Dafoe) and new recruit Ephraim Wilson (Robert Pattinson) are sailing towards their shift. Enticing them to the only land in sight, the lighthouse will soon render them completely unmoored […]

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The King

Rarely is a film as unexpectedly effective as The King, delivering on and exceeding expectations set by its marketing. Part historical drama, part adaptation of three of Shakespeare’s plays, it should in no way be viewed as an accurate retelling of the story of King Henry V. Nevertheless, it is perhaps thanks to its literary […]