Film

Blade Runner 2049: A Round-Up

With the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 now in cinemas, we asked our writers whether it lives up to the hype.  Mert Kece – 5 Stars: Blade Runner 2049 is a masterwork of modern cinema. Every aspect of the movie is so meticulously crafted...

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is both an unfeigned, affective story and a fizzled mess. The film’s structure feels chaotic and unfocused, yet long and drawling – perhaps this was the intention of co-writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton, whose...

On The Road

Michael Winterbottom’s new film follows the UK tour of the enormously popular indie rock band, Wolf Alice, to promote their debut album: My Love is Cool. Winterbottom is the notoriously radical director of the wildly popular 24 Hour Party People,...

The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch begins as Arlen (Suki Waterhouse), a young Texan woman, is expelled from the United States and left to fend for herself in the desert. In a series of extraordinary sequences, we watch as she is captured by inhabitants of a ‘bad...

The Mountain Between Us

With two-time Oscar nominated director Hany Abu-Assad, and lead roles from household names Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, one would expect more from The Mountain Between Us. But, instead, the writers offer us forced romance, awkward jokes, and an...

Cult Column: Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade’s 162-minute film Toni Erdmann refuses to be boxed into a genre. An ironic suffusion of the belly-achingly funny and the intolerably serious; the prudishly proper and the rebelliously mischievous; the tragically plaintive and the...

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