February 18, 2020

As someone who’s had to let go of a lingering obsession for their sanity’s sake, I was a bit afraid of starting ‘Spinning Out’. After watching the trailer I imagined a ‘Black Swan’  spin-off with an ‘I, Tonya’ setting, and an uncomfortable depiction of an obsessive men...

February 17, 2020

Omar Khan is an award-winning Actor, Presenter and Writer. His previous projects include starring in five Bollywood feature films, voicing CBeebies cartoons and producing and acting in his own sitcom pilot “Love, Sex and Side Effects” which was developed by the BB...

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...

February 10, 2020

Emma Moffat is a writer-director particularly interested in action and unusual stories from the past. Having studied History at Cambridge she has a keen interest in warfare, secret intelligence and women’s history. 

Strand caught up with Emma at the 2019 Lift-Off L...

February 9, 2020

Sophia Carr-Gomm is an up-and-coming UK based filmmaker. Her projects have included writing, directing and co-producing The Wider Sun which screened at the BFI as well as previously working as an actor in Shetland (BBC), Mr Selfridge (ITV) and The Inbetweeners 2.

The ac...

January 31, 2020

Robert Eggers returns with another claustrophobic, tense and shrieking tale, this time the story of two men thrown together in the murky depths of a secluded island in the 1890s. Compared to Eggers’ earlier, critically-acclaimed film The Witch (2015) which sees a famil...

January 22, 2020

It’s not often that you get to see three of the biggest and most brilliant female actors of a generation working alongside each other, but Bombshell brings together Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie to tell the explosive story of the Fox news scandal. D...

January 21, 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a heart-warming film, starring Tom Hanks as beloved American children’s television presenter Fred Rogers. The film itself is inspired by the 1998 Esquire article ‘Can You Say…Hero?’ by Tom Junod. It’s the latest film by director M...

January 15, 2020

Contains spoilers for the film 'Raw' (dir. Julia Ducournau) and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (dir. Wes Anderson.)

Sometimes, the quiet, understated beauty of a film is endearing. Films such as ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Tangerine,’ and ‘Frances Ha’ are undeniably great. The...

January 11, 2020

Rian Johnson’s "Knives Out" starts with a bang – two dogs rapturously run at the camera in slow motion as we’re propelled into the Thrombey household, an organised pandemonium of colours, old books and weird dolls resembling more a decrepit antiques store than a home....

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