Tags : The Indiependent

Did We Judge ‘The Goldfinch’ Too Harshly?

When I first watched The Goldfinch I, like many others, was incredibly disappointed with how it turned out. What was once a film that had everything going for it—a big name director in John Crowley, a great ensemble cast, literary merit in its source material—became nothing more than boring Oscar bait and a critical and […]Read More

First Look At ‘Nomadland’ Starring Frances McDormand

With the festival circuit and the film industry as a whole attempting to adapt and steadily pick up the pieces following wide-spread lockdown, Chloé Zhao’s second feature has been teased with a trailer lasting less than a minute. Already beginning to garner rave reviews from the Toronto International Film Festival, Nomadland, its director and lead […]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: “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

Film News: “Parasite” Trailer Released

The phrase “fake it ‘til you make it” has never rung truer than for Bong Joon-ho’s macabre comedy thriller Parasite. After a tremendous run on the festival circuit, including becoming the first Korean film to win the illustrious Palme d’Or at Cannes, a wider cinema release has now been confirmed, along with an eerie new […]Read More

Film News: “Little Women” Trailer Released

Fresh from the triumph of her directorial debut Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig is back with her sophomore feature: an adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, for which the trailer has finally dropped. But, rather than taking the linear narrative path, this adaptation promises to tackle the source material’s prevalent themes in what will hopefully […]Read More

Film News: BAFTA Introduces New Casting Category

For the first time in twenty years, BAFTA are introducing a brand new category into its film and television awards. The award for casting will be aimed at the casting directors who pair actors to their respective characters and who, until now, have been the only credited role in a film not to have their […]Read More

Film News: “The Lighthouse” Trailer Released

“Why’d ya spill yer beans?” a grizzled Willem Dafoe spitefully asks over and over, to a backdrop of stark, black and white photography and ritualistic sea shanties. But he’s not alone in this ethereal plain of crashing waves and weather-beaten rocks. He is paired with a haggard, moustachioed Robert Pattinson, the only other cast member […]Read More

TV Review: Atlanta

When Donald Glover dropped Because the Internet in 2013, its’ perverseness and brutal description of consumption and how the internet transformed the dynamics of modern society (for better and for worst.) It also featured a screenplay and a short film further exploring the aforementioned which showcased his prowess in acting and screenwriting. Shortly after the […]Read More

Album Review: Cleopatra // The Lumineers

Three years after the release of their debut album, The Lumineers have returned with their second record, and boy, is it an interesting one. The immediate dilemma that arises when clicking play is resisting the overwhelming urge to play the first three tracks on an infinite loop, because they’re just so damn good. ‘Sleep On […]Read More

Track Review: Junk Food // Findlay

Findlay doesn’t hold back on shit she doesn’t agree with, so it should come as no surprise that her latest installment of grit-pop ‘Junkfood’ voices gripes on a few things. In fact the only gripe it doesn’t seem to have is with having a good time (see the fantastic video below) there’s food all over the place, an […]Read More