October 31, 2019

In The Report, writer-Director Scott Z. Burns offers an urgent contemporary spin on the classic political thrillers of 1970s American cinema; The theme of governmental accountability is joined by hot-button issues of Truth and language’s ability to communicate it. We f...

February 6, 2019

The premise of Mary Queen of Scots promises political intrigue with a zeitgeist-y inflection of girl power. It is unsurprising, therefore, that it was tipped as an Academy Award contender last year. The film follow the ups and downs of Anglo-Scottish relations in the E...

January 22, 2019

An awards-darling, period piece set in the court of an obscure eighteen-century English monarch, one may be forgiven for thinking The Favourite is just another classic "Emma-Thompson-in-a-corset" or "dangerously-repressed-Colin-Firth" kind of film, which get...

December 8, 2018

The inaugural Students of London Film Festival, held at KCL’s Strand campus last Friday, was a great showcase of the city’s vibrant student filmmaking community. We were shown six films, ranging from the sublime to the delightfully ridiculous – which in this case is bo...

November 18, 2018

The three main members of the cast in character, left to right: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Lemmon

There’s no denying that Some Like It Hot, a Billy Wilder comedy classic from 1959, is dated. In post-#Metoo 2018 its blasé treatment of sexual harassment and una...

November 1, 2018

A response to ‘Lust to Love and in Between’ – a programme of short films released as part of the London Film Festival.

Traditionally, love has been neatly categorised in the realm of the ‘private’, tucked away with all that horribly mushy stuff: desire, vulnerability, t...

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