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Dune: Part One – Reviewed

01/11/2021

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has been much hyped and anticipated. But does it strike the right balance between epic and earnest? Mike Pinnington reviews the unwieldy beast that has slayed more than one big name...

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Viva México! Jason Wood On His Book Of Mexican Cinema

01/06/2021

At the beginning of the twenty first century, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Amores Perros was in the vanguard of a new wave of Mexican Cinema. Since then, a steady stream of filmmakers have enjoyed...

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“There’s a certain closeness and intimacy that comes with a shared tongue” – A Conversation With Filmmaker Cassandra Kyeyune

08/04/2021

Cassandra Kyeyune is an exciting, emerging filmmaker who has recently debuted her short film Owulide on BBC Arts as part of the New Creatives programme. Here, Cassandra talks to Yasmin Ali about the...

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Taking Stock Of Disaster:
The Earth Asleep – Reviewed

24/03/2021

“Rolling news is a background horror.” Lucy Holt reviews The Earth Asleep, a new film which lays bare the news cycle’s impact on reconciling trauma and grief…   The thing you realise about rolling...

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“Going To The Cinema Is An Adventure” – Sight & Sound’s My Dream Palace

27/01/2021

Illustration by Lucinda Rogers Something we really miss right now is going to the cinema. Celebrating that previously simple act is Sight & Sound magazine’s campaign, My Dream Palace. We caught up with production...

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“It was always going to be a Liverpool story” – A Conversation With Writer-Director Victoria Fayne

01/12/2020

“I want this film to be a real love letter to the 90s.” Mike Pinnington speaks to writer-director Victoria Fayne about getting her new film and passion project, Local Hero, made…  “It was...

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Peninsula – Final Part in South Korean Zombie Trilogy Lacks Bite

23/10/2020

In the midst of a pandemic, a new addition to the zombie canon can’t help but feel timely. But, asks Mike Pinnington, does TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA stand out from the horde?   In...

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Mystical and Mystifying: Krabi 2562 – Reviewed

30/09/2020

The modern day and the past overlap in this dreamlike collaborative feature from directors Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, finds Mike Pinnington…   Detective story, ghost story, travelogue; a eulogy to cinema and a...

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Despair, Hope and ‘Doomscrolling’ in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

25/09/2020

“Someone has to do something.” Luke Penny on the eerie parallels in Paul Schrader’s 2017 film, First Reformed, with our compulsive doomscrolling of social media… We’re six months into a global pandemic and...

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