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16th April 2024

SCALA!!! co-director Jane Giles on audiences, programming and being a first-time filmmaker: “There has to be room in the film world for all tastes”

In conversation with Jane Giles, co-director of SCALA!!!, we discuss how she came to make the film, her career in programming and how the London cinema had lasting impact on young audiences

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15th April 2024

Taskmaster: Why it’s so good and where to begin

As a new series of Taskmaster begins, these are the best casts to watch if you’re looking for some dissertation distraction
15th April 2024

The fourth season curse: Why do TV shows get worse after their fourth season?

From Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, the curse looms large in modern TV

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So, uh, who exactly is the Borderlands film for?
12th April 2024

So, uh, who exactly is the Borderlands film for?

Look, we all know that video game adaptations have had a rough history, but nobody really wanted this, right?
Drive to Survive season 6: Get strapped in for more F1 drama
9th April 2024

Drive to Survive season 6: Get strapped in for more F1 drama

The latest season of Drive to Survive is here, but how does it stack up against previous seasons after another spell of RedBull dominance in 2023?
Preview: 30th ¡Viva! Festival highlights Spanish culture at HOME Cinema
9th April 2024

Preview: 30th ¡Viva! Festival highlights Spanish culture at HOME Cinema

Delve into the variety of Spanish-language cinema with HOME’s annual ¡Viva! film festival
Shōgun episode 1 review: Culture clash
8th April 2024

Shōgun episode 1 review: Culture clash

FX’s new historical drama offers political intrigue, slash-happy swordsmen, sweary sailors, and buckets of gore. But is that enough to justify your time?
Celebrities just can’t rescue bad games
8th April 2024

Celebrities just can’t rescue bad games

The failure of the Alone in the Dark remake proves that star power isn’t necessarily enough to resuscitate an already-dead game
Love Lies Bleeding review: “Don’t ever fall in love, okay?” | MFF 2024
25th March 2024

Love Lies Bleeding review: “Don’t ever fall in love, okay?” | MFF 2024

Rose Glass proves falling in love is no easy feat in her vicious, sapphic crime thriller.
Queen of Bones review: Folk tale falls flat in Martin Freeman drama | MFF 2024
25th March 2024

Queen of Bones review: Folk tale falls flat in Martin Freeman drama | MFF 2024

Witch potions, dramatic wind and a religious Martin Freeman can’t save this generic Great Depression era folk tale.
Unicorns review: A colourful portrayal of the queer South Asian community | MFF 2024
24th March 2024

Unicorns review: A colourful portrayal of the queer South Asian community | MFF 2024

Take a journey into the queer South Asian underground with MFF’s indie drama about identity and discovery.
The Sweet East review: Surreal coming-of-age in the Wonderland of Politics | MFF 2024
20th March 2024

The Sweet East review: Surreal coming-of-age in the Wonderland of Politics | MFF 2024

Follow Talia Ryder down the rabbit hole of politics in one of Manchester Film Festival’s most hyped titles
Do You Love Me? review: Beautiful cinematography makes up for a lacking script | MFF 2024
19th March 2024

Do You Love Me? review: Beautiful cinematography makes up for a lacking script | MFF 2024

Do You Love Me? is a tender exploration of personal love and loss at the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Priscilla review: Coppola gives voice to the voiceless
19th March 2024

Priscilla review: Coppola gives voice to the voiceless

Sofia Coppola is back with another portrait of girlhood, this time showing the life of Priscilla Presley beyond Elvis’ shadow
Wicked Little Letters review: Profanity and mystery in 1920s England
16th March 2024

Wicked Little Letters review: Profanity and mystery in 1920s England

Come for the endless profanity but stay for Olivia Colman in this new comedy set in 1920s England
Hello, Kate? The British public will see you now
16th March 2024

Hello, Kate? The British public will see you now

Princess Kate Middleton’s absent from the public gaze has caused concern amongst the British public. Fear not however, for the Princess could be working, and appearing on the small screen very soon…
Preview: Manchester Film Festival returns to the Great Northern | MFF 2024
16th March 2024

Preview: Manchester Film Festival returns to the Great Northern | MFF 2024

Manchester Film Festival returns once again to the Odeon Great Northern, this time they’re celebrating 10 years of introducing cutting-edge cinema to the city’s audience
Uncut film takes: The biggest Oscar snubs of the last 10 years
14th March 2024

Uncut film takes: The biggest Oscar snubs of the last 10 years

Which films deserved a win or even just a nomination? We’re here to correct history