Film: First 10 – Parasite

The first ten pages of a film are of fundamental importance – Jack Roberts explores what Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite does with this all-important slither of time. In February 2020, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite made history by becoming the first non-English language film to with Best Picture at the Academy Awards, alongside its already established list of […]Read More

Gaming News: ‘Silent Hill’ Coming to ‘Dead by Daylight’

Coinciding with its four year anniversary celebrations, ‘Dead by Daylight’ has announced its latest update. In a livestream hosted by the game’s director, Matthew Cote of Behaviour Studios, the new chapter has been revealed to be a crossover collaboration with Konami in the form of ‘Silent Hill’. It will feature the iconic Pyramid Head and […]Read More

Gaming News: The Last of Us II Leaks

After a seven-year wait since the original, four years since the announcement and numerous delays, including an indefinite one as a result of Covid-19, the anticipation for The Last of Us Part 2 may have finally been dashed, as major plot details, screenshots and cutscenes have been leaked. Don’t worry, for the sake of those […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Top Films of the Decade: Jack Roberts

Tangerine With the many technological advances that have graced our phones during the last decade, it was only a matter of time when someone would use them for cinematic purposes. Give a person a camera and they will film. Tangerine is the product of three iPhone 5S phones being used to create a feature-length movie, directed […]Read More

Film News: Anna Karina Dies aged 79

“Her gaze was the gaze of the New Wave. It will remain so forever […] Today, French cinema is an orphan. It loses one of its legends.” That was the summation by Franck Reister, Culture Minister of France, on the impact of French New Wave icon, Anna Karina, who has died at the age of […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Twin Peaks: The Return

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In this feature, Jack Roberts discusses the intoxicating reunion series of David Lynch’s seminal Twin Peaks… Is it future or is it past? After 25 years of fan theories, cult followings and cherry pies washed down with damn fine coffee, 2017 saw the return of Mark […]Read More

Documentary Film Review: Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

There is something of an innocent quality strewn through Tomer Heymann’s latest documentary venture, which ultimately contrasts the film’s stark subject matter. Jonathan Agassi is the wunderkind of gay porn, an incredibly desirable but ultimately provocative star of adult movies who, at his height, was considered one of the greatest actors in porn. However, with […]Read More

Film News: David Lynch Receives Honorary Oscar

Industry veterans are no stranger to the Academy Awards. Year after year the same directors attend Hollywood’s most revered award show, receiving multiple accolades for their work. However, one exception has always been cult filmmaker David Lynch, whose breadth of work including the likes of Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Wild at Heart has burrowed its […]Read More

Film News: A24 Release Limited Edition Books

Since its inception seven years ago, A24 has taken great strides in transforming itself from a fledgling production company into a powerhouse of independent cinema, with no less than 25 Academy Awards under their belt. With films such as Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and this year’s cult summer hit, Midsommar, it […]Read More

Film News: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” Full Trailer

“You ready?” The only line spoken in the trailer. And I certainly am. The previously released teaser trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, featuring recurring character Skinny Pete, gave us just a tantalising taste of what was to come. If that was an amuse-bouche, then consider this the main course; with the full […]Read More

Film Review: “Pain and Glory”

Pedro Almodóvar is a master of character. Of taking a single figure and dissecting them on screen. We see mothers mourning their sons, a kidnap victim and her relationship with the plastic surgeon keeping her captive. When he places focus on one character, Almodóvar ensures we learn them, inside and out. Pain and Glory, his […]Read More

Varda by Agnès: A Swan Song for a Legend of

It saddens me a little at how late I joined the party when discovering Agnès Varda’s work. It was only in the last couple of years that the enigmatic director, with her signature half-dyed bob haircut, was dropped in my lap countless times with film magazine editorials and an entire issue of Sight and Sound […]Read More