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Michal Wasilewski

Head Film Editor for The Mancunion.
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International cinema: Asia

In the second edition of our International Cinema feature we take a look at our favourite Asian films

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This Is Not Berlin is a sensual portrait of Mexico’s underground scene amid the social and political turmoil of the 1980s, writes Michal Wasilewski

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And Then We Danced is a deeply emotional, subtle romance which avoids preachiness and pretentiousness by conveying its message through music and dance, writes Michal Wasilewski

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Oscars 2020 Predictions

With the 2020 Academy Awards almost upon us, Michal Wasilewski takes a look the contenders and makes his predictions for this year’s winners

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Review: Honey Boy

Written by Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy is an autobiographical film reflecting upon troubled parental relationships and growing up in a socially excluded neighbourhood, writes Michal Wasilewski

MANIFF 2020: Loop

Loop is an unoriginal take on time travel films and is better suited to the teenage audience of streaming services than film festivals, writes Michal Wasilewski

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Review: Parasite

Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winner is a brilliant satire on social inequality, and a mesmerising cinematic experience, writes Michal Wasilewski

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Review: Jojo Rabbit

The 2019 Toronto Film Festival winner is an unintelligent, unambitious satire on Nazi Germany, failing on a dramatic and emotional level, writes Michal Wasilewski

Review: Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story combines a heartbreaking divorce story with witty comedic elements to create a masterful emotional rollercoaster, writes Michal Wasilewski