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“A New Type of Exploitation.” Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You – Reviewed

25/11/2019

As evidenced by his latest outing Sorry We Missed You, director Ken Loach has lost none of his instinct for urgent, humane cinema, finds Mike Pinnington…  Come the closing scene of Ken Loach’s latest...

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Healing The Horror: A Serene Reading of Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019)

02/10/2019

Christopher Burns takes a breath after all the cathartic screaming and communal burning to analyse this year’s hit horror – as the 171-minute directors cut, DVD and Blu-ray are released… [WARNING: contains spoilers] Has...

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“Everyone can have a seat at the table, it can’t be as it was.”
The Big Interview: Mia Bays

01/08/2019

When film industry research and first-hand experience told her that female writers and directors were being excluded, Mia Bays knew things couldn’t continue as they were. Mike Pinnington speaks to the Oscar-winning producer… ...

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Comment: Post-Horror? Give Audiences More Credit

11/07/2019

As Midsommar and Don’t Look Now hit UK cinemas, Mike Pinnington applauds the horror film that breaks free of genre constraints… I get where people are coming from when they talk about ‘post-horror’, ‘elevated horror’...

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Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona – Reviewed

25/06/2019

Following up success with Senna (2010) and Amy (2015), for his latest film director Asif Kapadia turns his attention to the destructive genius of Diego Armando Maradona. Mike Pinnington reviews… In grainy footage,...

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“There are many ways to be a woman”: Out of Blue – Reviewed

29/03/2019

Subverting the conventions of film noir, Carol Morley’s latest Out of Blue opens in cinemas today. But, asks Mike Pinnington, does its heavily worn ambition result in a good story well told? For...

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“Art Kills in this Movie”: Velvet Buzzsaw – Reviewed

08/02/2019

Dan Gilroy’s latest film Velvet Buzzsaw, which arrived on Netflix this week, finds room for high art and high camp amid some grizzly and inventive deaths, finds Mike Pinnington… Art world satire posing...

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“A Truly Remarkable Film”
Female Human Animal

13/12/2018

Inspired by surrealist Leonora Carrington, and shot partly during the install for the Tate exhibition in her name, Mike Pinnington delves into the uncanny world of Female Human Animal…  Both inspired and haunted...

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“Something-as-yet unseen festers at sea…” In Profile: The Fog (1980)

23/10/2018

Never have John Carpenter’s revenant killers loomed quite so handsomely out of the fog as in this new 4K restoration from STUDIOCANAL, finds fanboy Mike Pinnington… “That celebration tonight is a travesty –...

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