Inside Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Twenty years have passed since the idiosyncratic master of the moving picture, Stanley Kubrick, passed away shortly before the release of his final feature Eyes Wide Shut. In celebration of his back catalogue, London’s Design Museum has paid homage to the director through a retrospective of his beloved films, giving exhibition-goers a chance to marvel […]Read More

Film News: BFI London Film Festival Line-Up Is Its Most

After a dismally un-diverse announcement from the Venice Film Festival, the BFI has flexed its programming muscles to bring us a London Film Festival line-up announcement that’s both diverse and exciting, packed with hotly-anticipated releases and exhibiting the work of up-and-coming filmmakers. With 60% of the films in competition being directed by women, the announcement […]Read More

Movie Monday: The Graduate

Having recently moved back home after graduating from University, the themes articulated in Mike Nichols’ 1967 sophomore feature The Graduate are beginning to seem horrendously pertinent. Not in a I’m-going-to-break-up-a-wedding-to-the-tune-of-Simon-and-Garfunkel type of way; more in the nuances of Dustin Hoffman’s performance, an incredibly visionary piece of acting that still resonates to this day, from one […]Read More

Film News: Harry Styles Cast as Prince Eric in “The

It’s official: the floppy haired, Prada-wearing, impossibly chiseled Harry Styles has officially been cast as the leading man in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Fleshing out the role of Prince Eric (my first pixelated crush), Harry Styles has proven to be a divisive choice ever since rumours first began bubbling about his […]Read More

Film News: Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced

Following on from TIFF’s recent lineup announcement, the Venice Film Festival has just announced the films that will be competing for the prestigious Golden Lion this year, previously won in 2018 by Roma. However, although some exciting films appear on the lineup, critics have been quick to point out the lack of women on the […]Read More

Film News: First Wave Of TIFF Films Announced

The first announcement from the prestigious Toronto Film Festival has just dropped, and there are some huge names and hotly-anticipated films on the list. The festival is one of the largest in terms of attendance, attracting half a million people each year, and its publicly-voted People’s Choice Award is often an early signifier for what […]Read More

Film News: David Fincher’s Next Film Is Finally Unveiled

Five years since Gone Girl? And still no new movie? How come, David Fincher? The memes pining the film director’s absence can finally be put to rest, as the beloved David Fincher has finally announced details about his upcoming film. Fincher, whose impressive filmography includes Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac and The Social Network, will mark […]Read More

Movie Monday: When Harry Met Sally

“I have decided that, for the rest of the day, we are going to talk like this” Billy Crystal says in a incomprehensible accent to Meg Ryan, about halfway through When Harry Met Sally. As he ad-libs, Meg Ryan laughs and looks to her right at director Rob Reiner. Out of frame, he silently prompts […]Read More

Film News: First Image Of “West Side Story” Remake Released

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has been a rallying cry lately amidst a torrent of poorly-received remakes of classic films. From Carrie to Annie and every Disney animation in-between, for some reason filmmakers love to churn out glossier re-makes of well-loved originals instead of penning original scripts. Will Steven Spielberg however, be the […]Read More

Film News: Barry Jenkins’ next film will be an Alvin

Since’s Barry Jenkin’s stratospheric rise to fame after the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning films Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, all eyes are on the director to see which direction his next film will take. His forthcoming project, however, will go down a different route as he sets his sights on the biopic, specifically […]Read More

Film News: “The Goldfinch” Trailer Released

There is a small, vocal, and very protective fandom in the literary world who were both wary and excited when they found out that Donna Tartt’s third novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Goldfinch, was being made into a film. The pint-sized writer penned the 800-page long story of art theft, grief and belonging in 2013, […]Read More

Cannes Film Festival 2019: The Roundup

As the Cannes Film Festival winds to a close on the chic, sun-drenched shores of the French Riviera, countless films impressed critics in what turned out to be one of the highest-regarded festivals in recent years. Though sadly the Indie’s film team could only top up their tans from the comfort of Blighty, that hasn’t […]Read More

Film News: “This Order” Teaser Released

If you’ll allow us a humble brag just this once, it’s clear that The Indiependent’s film section is a breeding ground for burgeoning future creatives;This Order is the next venture of former Indiependent Film Editor Levi Eddie Aluede and Dylan Mascis. Previously cutting their directorial teeth with Screwdriver (2018) and Ingénue (2019), which collectively made […]Read More

Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2019

There are many things that Leeds covets as a city – cheap beers, being the birthplace of M&S – but perhaps its most precious asset is its thudding music scene, and with it, the annual Live At Leeds Festival. Kicking off my day at 3pm were the floppy-haired rockers Drenge at O2 Academy, who wryly […]Read More