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James Gill

Photo: ByrdHouse Films

Review: Josephine Doe

James Gill’s thoughts on the films UK premier at MANIFF 2017

Photo: Penguins with Freckles

Review: Across the River

The world premier of Warren Malone’s tale set in London

Photo: Closest to the Hole Productions

Review: Patriots Day

This subpar movie is based on the Boston marathon bombings

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Rise of Damien Chazelle

The Oscars are over and it’s time to reflect on Chazelle’s journey to the top

Photo: Black Bear Pictures

Review: Gold

In the gold rush of gold rush films, not every one will hit the jackpot

Photo: Levantine Films

Review: Hidden Figures

An ordinary film about the extraordinary

Apaches Entertainment

Review: A Monster Calls

James Gill’s thoughts on the adaptation of Patrick Ness’s highly acclaimed novel

Photo: Cross Creek Pictures

Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge represents Mel Gibson’s triumphant return to directing after a decade away from the chair

Photo: Regency Enterprises

Review: Assassin’s Creed

Stick to the Assassin’s Creed video games, because the film is a disappointment

Photo: Sikelia Productions

Review: Silence

Silence is a leap of faith that did not pay off

Photo: Netflix

Review: Sky Ladder – The Art of Cai Guo-Quiang

Kevin MacDonald’s Sky Ladder explores the artistic process behind his work, the origins of his illustrious career, and the shackles of patriotic ‘collaboration’

Photo: album artwork

Album: The xx – I See You

The interplay between the xx’s members is evident in an album which is both instrumentally varied and emotionally intimate, making I See You their strongest album yet, writes James Gill