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December 1, 2019

The King, starring Hollywood’s favourite soft boys Timothée Chalamet as King Henry V and Robert Pattinson as Prince Louis, le Dauphin of France is Netflix’s latest blockbuster. Co-written by film director David Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton, as well as produced by Bra...

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 21, 2019

“They went through so much to leave here, and now you bring them back.” This line perfectly encapsulates the pervasive themes of dislocation, cultural displacement and mourning that are imbued in Monsoon, the second feature film by Cambodian-British director Hong Khaou...

November 21, 2019

What does the future hold for Ada? A young woman living in Dakar, Senegal, Ada seems to have her whole life planned out for her. She is to be married to wealthy and respectable Omar to the envy of her close friends who are all seduced by her new luxurious home. For Ada...

November 20, 2019

The Aeronauts makes the same mistakes as many films—it prioritises style over substance. That isn’t to say that Tom Harper’s fourth film is devoid of all substance, we just cannot invest in his world. The main character is bland and unimpressive, whilst the story itsel...

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...

November 18, 2019

Mirrah Foulkes’ first directorial debut "Judy and Punch" begins as an eccentric, offbeat and colourful medieval bonanza where the beer never runs dry and the laughs never cease – that is, until the beating takes place off stage and suddenly, we’re left wondering what w...

November 17, 2019

Noah Baumbach’s "Marriage Story" follows a couple through their exhausting, never-ending separation that finally pushes them to confront the painful journey that is divorce. 

With shorter attention spans and busier schedules, Netflix films have thus far catered to our n...

November 6, 2019

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, written and directed by Céline Sciamma of Girlhood (2014), begins at its end, or beyond it. As the film opens, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is teaching a room of young women how to look at her and see a subject they can paint. This is an i...

November 4, 2019

Over the past few weeks we had the pleasure of chatting to some of our favourite creatives on the Red Carpet of the 63rd BFI London Film Festival. The festivals programme spans from heartbreaking drama's such as "Marriage Story" to comedic thrillers like "Kni...

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