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What Would Bridget Jones Make Of #Girlboss Feminism?

Two whole decades have passed since Renée Zellweger first triumphed as a slim, non-smoking Texan playing the iconic and quintessentially British heroine, Bridget Jones. It’s no secret that Bridget’s politics have not aged as well as her films, but how does her status as a feminist icon measure up in 2021? A recent, but far […]Read More

Films To Stream In The UK In April 2021

Stuck on what to stream this month? Unlike other lists, we’re on hand to recommend a variety of films for every mood: from tear-jerkers to trailblazers. Here are our picks for the best films to stream in the UK this month. The Silver Screen Classic Sudden Fear (1952) dir. David Miller You can’t help but […]Read More

Ewan McGregor Turns 50: A Look At His Best Work

Today, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is turning 50. In honour of the actor’s milestone birthday, we’re looking back at his varied and sparkling career. From his mainstream role as bearded Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi to his Golden Globe-nominated role in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!, Ewan McGregor has acted across a range of different genres. With […]Read More

My Life In Films: Sarah Storer

Growing up, I have always been surrounded by films, mainly through my own discovery. Each phase of my life can be summarised by a film I have watched. As I have matured, so has my taste in films. The ones I adored when I was younger will always have a special place in my heart. […]Read More

Life During Wartime: How Do Filmmakers Respond To Crisis?

With COVID making appearances in our fictional filmscapes, when is it ‘too soon’ for filmmakers to respond to a crisis? “Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the Plague.” The viral ‘motivational’ post circulated recently on my lockdown stomping-grounds, LinkedIn and Twitter, in an apparent attempt to spark inspiration or productivity while we were all pulling our […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite Actors-Turned-Directors

In honor of Regina King’s outstanding debut feature One Night In Miami, we asked our contributors to write about some of their favourite actors-turned-directors. Who made the list? Brady Corbet When discussing actors-turned-directors, many attempt to work out how these distinct professions fit together. What I admire in Brady Corbet is that there is a […]Read More

Watching Bollywood Movies With My White Boyfriend

As the Indian girl’s version of Disney, I loved watching romantic Bollywood movies growing up. I saw Princes and Princesses with the same skin colour as me, eating things I eat and a part of the same culture I’m a part of. So, you might begin to realise why I was nervous to share this […]Read More

‘Wonder Woman 1984’: Are The Critics Biased Or “Fake”?

Online spats erupted after varied reviews were released for Wonder Woman 1984 Only the fourth feature film made so far by director Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 was keenly anticipated after the success of its predecessor in 2017. With that in mind, fans must have been extremely relieved, if not ecstatic, to see the overwhelmingly […]Read More

The Ingenious Artifice of Brian De Palma’s ‘Body Double’

What do fictional serial killer Patrick Bateman and I have in common, aside from an encyclopaedic knowledge of the musical ‘Les Misérables’? Our favourite film is Body Double.  Despite its schlocky veneer, make no mistake: Body Double is a carefully crafted masterpiece that parodies and pays homage in equal measure. Sure, in American Psycho the […]Read More

Iconic Movie Motors: Edition Two

Films are big business and while the spotlight is typically on the starring thespians, in some cases the cars have stolen the show and became the main attraction. In this feature, we look at two more of the most beloved and iconic vehicles to grace the big screen: the Bale era Batmobile from the epic […]Read More

Teenage Kicks: Kubrick’s ‘Lolita’ versus Lyne’s ‘Lolita’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers Contrary to popular belief, I prefer erotic thriller maestro Adrian Lyne’s Lolita adaptation to the one made 35 years prior by Stanley Kubrick. But do either do Nabokov’s novel justice? Calling Lolita controversial feels like the understatement of the century. Many will know Lolita‘s famed storyline, but […]Read More

6 films to watch if you liked ‘Call Me By

Soft blue shirts, ripe peaches, rustling sheet music, urgent kisses. When Call Me By Your Name was released in 2017, people fell in love with not just the story, but with the very fabric of the filmmaking. Eschewing the frigidity of Hollywood cinema and winning legions of fans perhaps not used to slower cinema, the […]Read More

“She Found It At The Movies” is a manifesto for

Christina Newland’s essay collection She Found it at the Movies shines a light on a diverse set of voices to reclaim female desire, according to Film News Editor, Steph Green Women and their desirous response to cinema have been shut out of film criticism since the profession began. With the field monopolized by the pale, […]Read More

When erotic thrillers go wrong: the failures of ‘Jade’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers “Be David Caruso in Jade.”  This is the advice Seth Rogen’s character gives to Steve Carrell’s character about how (not to) pull women in the 2005 sex-comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin. With this advice from a hapless, sex-crazed stoner in tow, Steve Carrell goes on, excruciatingly awkwardly, to […]Read More