October 3, 2020

It is surprising that Cameron Crowe’s music focused, semi-autobiographical love letter to 1970s rock begins with an Alvin and the Chipmunks song. In some ways though, its symbolic of the sheltered world its protagonist William (Patrick Fugit) finds himself in. He has n...

September 16, 2020

As London went dark once lockdown began, one of the many thoughts that raced through my mind was what would happen to cinemas. Much has been written about the government’s lack of support for those struggling in the arts industry. In terms of film, the blow falls heavi...

August 6, 2020

Having caught up with Writer/Director Nicholas Connor last year, Strand are delighted to announce that his short film Cotton Wool is now available to watch on Amazon Prime here. If you want to see if your burning question was asked by Film Editor, Andriani Scordel...

February 13, 2020

In his final ever review, the film critic Roger Ebert said of Terrence Malick’s 2012 film ‘To the Wonder’: “There will be many who find ‘To the Wonder’ elusive and too effervescent. They'll be dissatisfied by a film that would rather evoke than supply. I understand tha...

November 27, 2019

Recently, I have found myself disappointed with Anthony Hopkins. Much like Robert De Niro, Hopkins is a wonderful actor that has the emotional range and screen presence that so many actors desire. However, both have gone from delivering emotionally complex performances...

November 19, 2019

Le Mans '66 focuses on the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari during the mid-1960s. The latter is known as the rich playboy’s elite sports cars of choice, whereas the former as the brand of choice for middle America’s families. After attempting and failing to buy the spo...

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