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Heading Back Into No-Man’s-Land: Does 1917 Still Work On A

Remember last Christmas? That’s Christmas 2019, not the godawful Emilia Clarke/George Michael tie-up literally nobody asked for. Well, last Christmas, director Sam Mendes released 1917, a film seemingly purpose-built to fill yards of column inches and storm into first place on the list of ‘your dad’s favourite war films’. It’s now Summer 2020 and 1917 […]Read More

Taron Egerton To Star In Film About Iconic Game ‘Tetris’

Fans of retro puzzle games rejoice: Tetris is to be brought to life on the big screen. The 80s-set biopic Tetris will detail the legal battle over the game’s ownership rights, with Taron Egerton signed on to star as video game entrepreneur Henk Rogers. Welsh Golden Globe winner Egerton is best known for his role […]Read More

Film: Damaging Delays and Video On Demand – The Uncertain

Film Editor Elliott Jones explores some of the ramifications the global Coronavirus pandemic is having for the year’s cinema release slate No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984. These films are a select few that have suffered lengthy delays at the hand of COVID-19. However, whilst these films […]Read More

‘Killing Eve’ Star Jodie Comer Tipped To Play Miss Honey

Jodie Comer is reportedly in line to star as Miss Honey in a new film adaptation of Matilda: The Musical. The news may come as a surprise to those familiar with Comer’s award-winning performance as the ruthless Villanelle in hit TV series Killing Eve, who is perhaps the direct opposite of the kind-hearted schoolteacher Miss Honey.   The new film, which is backed by Netflix, will […]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

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

The Month In Films: November 2017

As we hurtle rapidly towards the end of the year, November is always the beginning of the awards season. So despite blockbuster, big-budget comic-based movies or sci-fi smash-hits hitting the screens soon, be prepared for a wave of nuanced, awards worthy films hitting the big-screen soon. Murder on the Orient Express Directed by Kenneth Brannagh […]Read More