May 15, 2020

After a few years silently working and gaining more momentum with each film, Eliza Hittman has become a strong contemporary cinematic voice. Backed by Sundance’s artistic belief and support in her work ever since her short “Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight” in 2011, throu...

May 7, 2020

*Warning: contains spoilers*

It’s a controversial title, and one already touched on by most media outlets like Wired, the Guardian, and even the University of California. However, given the absolute horror with which they are met on the internet now, it’s worth explorin...

April 21, 2020

The Lift-Off Global Network has been growing its community for almost a decade, and has been a vital connecting platform for hundreds of people in the film industry. From scriptwriting workshops to first-time filmmaker showcases, and 11 film festivals around the world...

March 30, 2020

Armando Iannucci is an accomplished director, writer and producer, whose works include highly acclaimed and politically-charged sitcoms such as ‘Veep’ (2012) and ‘The Thick of It’ (2005), and more recent acerbic Soviet-era satire ‘The Death of Stalin’ (2017). His lates...

March 23, 2020

Todd Haynes’ ‘Dark Waters’ follows a man’s quest to punish the DuPont Corporation for knowingly dumping toxic waste within a region of Virginia, USA. It’s a film narrative that has been done before, but this does not mean it does not bring anything new to the table. Ma...

March 4, 2020

Watching films and reading about them is thrilling. Whether light criticism, personal entries, or academic scholarship, in one form or another it's the embodiment of what you wanted to discover and learn more about when you first put on that movie. But like with most t...

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 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 2, 2019

For three weeks, the BFI’s 63rd London Film Festival took place across multiple cinemas in the city, presenting some of the most exciting work at the forefront of film culture. After the build-up of various films shown and celebrated at previous festivals, including Cé...

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...

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