Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic
Both quirky and heartwarming, this mockumentary/stop-motion hybrid delivers profound musings on loss, community, and change, with a healthy dose of laughs on the side
Manchester on the Screen
“…this is set in Manchester!”
The Whale debate: Offensive or groundbreaking?
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film The Whale is dividing audiences – including our film section! We debate if it’s worth your time
The BAFTAs, the thing, and the Woman King: Ariana DeBose celebrates women in film
Ariana DeBose pays tribute to women in film in a very questionable rap performed at the BAFTAs
Avatar: The Way of Water – Cinematic masterpiece or blockbuster failure?
The anticipated sequel to revolutionary CGI film, Avatar, has finally arrived, yet audiences are not convinced it lives up to expectations
Women Talking review: An act of female imagination
Women Talking shows us what women living in a rural religious community will decide when faced with the future of their survival
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the latest MCU movie and first of Phase Five is here, and, unfortunately, it missed more than it hit
The cat’s out the bag: Puss in Boots sets a new standard for children’s cinema
Puss in Boots is back and better than ever with its stunning animation, emotional depth, and innovative storytelling taking children’s cinema to a whole new level
Meet UoM’s new medieval film club
We interview Dr Ingrid Rembold about the University of Manchester’s new Medieval Film Club
Cal Freeman: My experience as a Queer Irish filmmaker
We talk to Manchester-based Cal Freeman about his experience as a Queer filmmaker, the projects he’s undertaken, and advice for aspiring filmmakers
All Quiet on the Western Front review: War is Hell
All Quiet on the Western Front is sweeping the awards circuit as a timely reminder of how necessary its anti-war sentiment is
Brendan Fraser and the failure of the fat suit
Brendan Fraser has been critically praised for donning a fat suit in Aronofsky’s latest film, the question is: are fat suits still offensive?
Why Oscars matter: A mixed bag for the little gold men
Are the Oscars still relevant in a post-Covid world or do they symbolise an outdated illusion of meritocracy in Hollywood?
Who will take home the top prize? Oscar predictions 2023
Our own DIY Hollywood roundtable, a discussion of our film teams predictions for this year’s Oscars
Why can’t we leave dead women alone? The perils of the biopic
Recent on-set photos of the upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black have prompted questions about how Hollywood biopics disturbingly exploit women
Alice, Darling review: A poignant portrayal of psychological abuse
Mary Nighy’s directorial debut explores themes of female friendship and coercive control
Do blockbusters stand a chance at the Oscars?
Blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis received multiple nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, but do these summer flicks stand a chance against the usual Oscar fare?
Everything Everywhere All At Once: 2023’s Oscar darling
There’s a lot of hype surrounding Everything Everywhere All at Once but does it deserve a win at this year’s Academy Awards?
Farha: Palestinian history through the female gaze
Farha portrays the impact of genocidal trauma on a fourteen-year-old Palestinian girl
In conversation with Kieron Moore: Independent queer filmmaking in the 21st century
Kieron Moore speaks to The Mancunion on queer filmmaking; making your first feature; and what fantasy films mean to queer communities