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Review: The Fabelmans

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Fabelmans, is an engaging and deeply personal, if occasionally uneven, work. The semi-autobiographical film follows Sammy Fabelman (Mateo Zoryan, Francis-DeFord and Gabriel LaBelle) as he…

Movies about Movies: Why Can’t They Save Cinema?

Movies and cinema are terms that are often conflated. In reality, however, they are truly different. A movie is a series of static images shown at a specific frequency, creating…

Toronto Film Festival Roundup

Every year in September, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns, hoping to present the best Canadian and International cinema. This year it ran from September 8 to 18 and…

Spielberg, Netflix, and Hollywood’s Shifting Battlegrounds

Continuing an already contentious year in the film industry after a disastrous fever dream of an awards’ season, it seems that some in Hollywood aren’t happy to let Los Angeles…

Ready Player One

Spectacle for the sake of spectacle has become an all-too-common problem for contemporary Hollywood. Cohesive narrative and characterisation can often get lost in the maze of technological showmanship. Unfortunately, Ready…

The Post

Katherine Graham (Meryl Streep) is the owner of The Washington Post, a serviceable newspaper but not quite in league with the prestigious New York Times. The Times has just published…

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

With the interweaving of locations; creeping, eerily slow-paced storytelling and clinically precise modelling and special effects, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is by no-means a standard release…

The BFG

“What I says and what I means ain’t always the same things” … so read this with a pinch of salt. Based on Roald Dahl’s wonderful children’s classic, The BFG,…