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A story that follows the three days leading up to the murder by the Manson family, The Haunting of Sharon Tate fails to deliver the thrills it promises, writes Madeleine Peden

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It’s been twenty years since he starred in his own programme and Alan Partridge is finally back the BBC in new six-part series This Time with Alan Partridge.

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Oscar Nominations 2019

The current controversy surrounding the now hostless Oscars means the spotlight shining on this year’s nominations is even brighter

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Three Identical Strangers is directed by Tim Wardle and tells the story of the initial reunion and multifaceted aftermath of triplets who were unbeknownst to themselves, separated at birth. This documentary had been on my radar for some time and I was pulled in by the promise of the unearthing of a shocking secret. When it came […]

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Interview: Toby MacDonald

Maddy Peden talks toxic masculinity, Timothee Chalamet and the positive shift that’s happening within our current canon with Toby MacDonald

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Review: An Impossible Love

A film for women, about women, An Impossible Love is a powerful reminder of the dangers of toxic masculinity

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Review: Siberia

Matthew Ross’ Siberia is like watching his niche but ultimately pubescent fantasy of seducing an eastern European woman in a Siberian café

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Review: Wildlife

Madeleine Peden reviews Wildlife, set in a small town in 1960s Montana, Paul Dano’s film adaptation of Richard Ford’s novel depicts the breakdown of the Brinson family

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The Mancunion reviews Drew Goddard’s mystery thriller ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ – a film reliant on aesthetics and shirtless cameos.

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Madeleine Peden reviews Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. – a documentary following rapper M.I.A which explores her civil war torn background and migration to the UK

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