Film

Journey’s End

“They sent us here to die”: this is the austere notion behind the heavyweight film Journey’s End. This sense of doom renders it distinct from recent contemporary film adaptations such as the heroic Dunkirk (2017) or even noble War Horse...

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread begins in 1950s Fitzrovia at the breakfast table of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker with a habit for stitching hidden messages into his garments (inside his own blazer is a lock of the hair of his dead...

Downsizing

The general concept of Downsizing, that of shrinking people down as a solution to over-population, is instantly intriguing. The final product however, whilst flirting with moments of greatness, never quite manages to fully utilise the excellent...

A Woman’s Life

What a sympathetic piece of cinema this is. A Woman’s Life is the French-Belgian drama film directed by Stéphane Brizé which follows Jeanne (Judith Chelma) through a considerable part of her existence (years pass by in the swiftness of a cut)....

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

In the latest in a long string of young adult dystopian films to hit the big screen, The Maze Runner trilogy concludes with its finale, The Death Cure. Critics have been harsh; after the immune youths escape the eponymous maze built to study what...

The Role of Women in the Films of Martin Scorsese

There’s no denying that film director Martin Scorsese vividly celebrates a man’s world through the lens of male friendships and machismo. But what does this mean for his female characters? As a consequence of Scorsese’s interest in the macho...

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