Film Articles

Babylon: Chazelle’s love letter to Hollywood

Babylon: Chazelle’s love letter to Hollywood

Damien Chazelle’s obsession with the glamour of Hollywood is taken to new heights in his new film Babylon.
Enola Holmes 2 review: Family film misses its mark

Enola Holmes 2 review: Family film misses its mark

The sequel to the much-loved family detective film is back and here’s what The Mancunion have to say about it
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 Good Nurse: Prioritising patients over personal gain

The Good Nurse: Prioritising patients over personal gain

The Good Nurse takes a sensitive and informative approach towards depicting true, harrowing events
Keeping it in the family: Hollywood’s Nepotism Babies

Keeping it in the family: Hollywood’s Nepotism Babies

Hollywood’s nepotism babies seem to be getting more attention on TikTok than they do on screen, here’s why
Culturally significant and agonisingly existential: Blade Runner at 40

Culturally significant and agonisingly existential: Blade Runner at 40

After 40 years Blade Runner is still an extremely poignant and thought-provoking film
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
Norse mythology meets psychological horror in The Northman

Norse mythology meets psychological horror in The Northman

The Northman takes the ‘Eggers style’ to even greater heights in this Norse revenge epic
State of the Industry: Long live the silver screen

State of the Industry: Long live the silver screen

The precedent set by modern TV is not only one that destroys the artistic integrity of the film but perpetuates a cycle of negative watching and passive viewership. Film Editor Benjy Klauber-Griffiths challenges television supremacy.
Bridgerton is back with a much stronger season 2

Bridgerton is back with a much stronger season 2

Our Deputy Film Editor reviews the long-awaited Bridgerton season two
Golden Oldies: Atonement (2007)

Golden Oldies: Atonement (2007)

As part of the Golden Oldies series, Sophie Hicks looks back on Atonement
MANIFF 2022: The Sleeping Negro

MANIFF 2022: The Sleeping Negro

MANIFF 2022: At moments shocking, at times confusing, this is the black American commentary audiences have needed
MANIFF 2022: The Falconer

MANIFF 2022: The Falconer

MANIFF 2022: Based on a true story, The Falconer is a cinematic dream but loses audiences due to its meandering plot and irritating protagonists
MANIFF 2022: The Generation of Evil

MANIFF 2022: The Generation of Evil

MANIFF 2022: This Lithuanian murder mystery delivers the excitement factor audiences love in such a thriller. It’s just a shame the audience I watched it with were so bad
Alternative Oscars: Who should have prevailed?

Alternative Oscars: Who should have prevailed?

What if the current Oscar nominated films didn’t exist? We present our picks in our ‘Alternative Oscars’ list.
MANIFF 2022: Proxy Emotion

MANIFF 2022: Proxy Emotion

MANIFF 2022: Korean sci-fi drama fails to offer anything other than a bland and predictable social critique
MANIFF 2022: Spaghetti Junction

MANIFF 2022: Spaghetti Junction

MANIFF 2022: Kirby McClure’s debut feature is cinematically gorgeous but struggles to deliver an engaging and comprehensive plot
The Godfather Part II: Intergenerational conflict at the heart of mafia epic

The Godfather Part II: Intergenerational conflict at the heart of mafia epic

This mafia masterpiece has more to say than just action, corruption and murder – at its core are pertinent questions about immigrant status and a changing set of values in the face of the ‘American Dream’.
MANIFF 2022: Blank

MANIFF 2022: Blank

MANIFF 2022: A witty mix of sci-fi horror and family melodrama, Natalie Kennedy delivers in her first foray into the genre

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