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James Gill

Photo: Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival

Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival – Day One Shorts, Part One

James Gill covers the first set of short films from the Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival

Photo: Creedmoria Productions

Review: Creedmoria

Unconventional coming-of-age tale Creedmoria is James Gill’s pick for first prize film at MANIFF 2017

Photo: Mama Bear Studios

Review: Hunter Gatherer

An understated comedy about finding happiness in the simpler things

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