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90th Oscars Roundup

Books Editor James Gill takes a look at 11 of the biggest categories at this year’s ceremony


Highlights from MANIFF 2018

Top picks from this years Manchester International Film Festival


Review: Red Sparrow

two hours 21 minutes of ‘when-will-this-movie-end’ torture

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Review: Peaky Blinders series four

“It was f*cking biblical mate,” – Alfie Solomons, probably


Animated Shorts Oscar Nominees

Eloise Wright and James Gill assess the nominations for the Best Animated Short Oscar


Review: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is an authentic tale full of the frustration that goes hand in hand with coming of age


Review: You Were Never Really Here

If you saw Joaquin Phoenix bounding down a corridor wielding a hammer you would truly wish you were never here

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Review: The Shape of Water

Guillermo Del Toro strikes gold with a beautiful meditation on love, humanity and fantasy which has made quite the splash

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Review: The Cloverfield Paradox

J.J. Abrams’ enigmatic sci-fi franchise returns out of the blue, this time on Netflix

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In conversation with Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey talks about where his love of film began and his views on how it is to be an artist in Russia, and jokes about his upcoming comedy about Manchester United

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Review: I, Tonya

A fantastically heart-breaking inside look into a sporting scandal that rocked the world


Review: Phantom Thread

Sharon Lim has high praise for this post-war lovers’ tale