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Pinocchio review: Guillermo del Toro’s anti-fascist fairytale

Pinocchio review: Guillermo del Toro’s anti-fascist fairytale

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio combines anti-fascist themes with stunning animation to create a very necessary remake of the 1940s classic
The Moon & Back shoots for the stars – and lands among them

The Moon & Back shoots for the stars – and lands among them

Isabel May portrays a teenage girl’s catharsis through filmmaking in The Moon & Back
Halloween Ends review: Michael Myers’ disappointing swan song

Halloween Ends review: Michael Myers’ disappointing swan song

Halloween Ends is a disappointing conclusion for the slasher franchise, feeling as if the film would never actually end
Triangle of Sadness review: Let’s all laugh at the rich

Triangle of Sadness review: Let’s all laugh at the rich

Triangle of Sadness fires shots at the vapidity and vainness of the rich – you are supposed to be laughing at them, not with them
Dune Part 1 – A visual marvel that delivers on its promises and improves upon Villeneuve’s previous work

Dune Part 1 – A visual marvel that delivers on its promises and improves upon Villeneuve’s previous work

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is a faithful and convincing adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel and an excellent piece of sci-fi, delivering where other blockbusters fail
International Film: Audition

International Film: Audition

Jason Fox looks back at the 1999 Japanese horror classic Audition and thinks about its relevance today
Fever Dream: A magical-realist exploration of parenthood, love, and environment

Fever Dream: A magical-realist exploration of parenthood, love, and environment

A magical realist drama exploring an array of different themes from parenthood to unfulfilled love. The film creates an air of enchanting mystery.
GOLDEN OLDIES: ‘No Country for Young Men’ – The Last Picture Show at Fifty

GOLDEN OLDIES: ‘No Country for Young Men’ – The Last Picture Show at Fifty

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show, a coming-of-age drama set in a small Texan town
The ‘rawness’ of female puberty; Raw as a coming of age film

The ‘rawness’ of female puberty; Raw as a coming of age film

Through the lens of body horror, Julia Ducouranu’s 2016 film ‘Raw’ goes against the classic ‘coming of age’ story, exploring the harrowing realities of female puberty.
Spencer Review: A spoon-fed affront to intellect

Spencer Review: A spoon-fed affront to intellect

Spencer is a messy, spoon-fed affront to intellect that feverishly meanders its way through its almost 2 hour runtime
KINOFILM 2021: The Pebble and the Boy

KINOFILM 2021: The Pebble and the Boy

Mila Filipova writes a review for Kinofest’s The Pebble and the Boy, exploring the director’s love of music and the 80s decade.
KINOFILM 2021: Short Italian programme

KINOFILM 2021: Short Italian programme

Mila Filipova gives us an insight into the Italian shorts at Manchester’s local festival, Kinofest 2021
KINOFILM 2021: International Award-Winning Selection

KINOFILM 2021: International Award-Winning Selection

Mila Filipova explores the award winning selection of International films shown at Kinofilm fest 2021.
Accepting the everlasting silence in Sound of Metal

Accepting the everlasting silence in Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed shines as a hearing-impaired drummer in an understated drama about struggling to accept a dramatic change in one’s way of living
Mud or Gold: The Dig Review

Mud or Gold: The Dig Review

The Dig humanises the groundbreaking archaeological discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial sites and is a heart wrenching account of friendship and love
Not much of a Twist in a modern Dickens adaptation

Not much of a Twist in a modern Dickens adaptation

A cartoonish Twist is far from updated in this confusing heist film that portrays Bill Sykes as a predatory lesbian
Dragon Rider – a worthy adaptation or a bad rip-off?

Dragon Rider – a worthy adaptation or a bad rip-off?

Dragon Rider is a German take on the concept of humans and dragons coexisting in one world, but fails to add anything innovative to it
Chadwick Boseman shines in his final role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Chadwick Boseman shines in his final role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ featuring great performances by Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis is a powerful exploration of artistry, race, inequality and the American dream
Mank – Fincher’s take on creating Citizen Kane

Mank – Fincher’s take on creating Citizen Kane

After a period away from the big screen, Fincher returns with a rich and thoughtful account of the career of Citizen Kane writer Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank
Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Even though it has two iconic actresses at the centre, Hillbilly Elegy is unable to engage with the big ideas at its centre due to dull writing and bad characterisation

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