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FILM REVIEW: Ladybird

Let me start by affirming something: I LOVE a good coming-of-age story. I also LOVE well-written dialogue. And complex female characters. And a score by Jon Brion. And, from what I’ve seen of her on-screen persona, Greta Gerwig, always a joy to watch and seemingly impossible to dislike. Another thing: I don’t normally like to

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FILM REVIEW: Willy The 1st (Willy 1er)

MyFrenchFilmFestival is taking place until the 19th February. To celebrate, we’re reviewing some of the films nominated. First up, we have Joshua Moulinie’s take on Willy the 1st (Willy 1er) French cinema has always been a benchmark for film as an art form. Often serving as the antithesis of Hollywood’s glitz and glamour it, it has held

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FILM REVIEW: Ferdinand

I don’t particularly like going to the movies with kids. I find the experience fairly draining as I spend most of the time making sure they’re OK, checking if they’re having fun, if it’s not too loud, if they can see OK and if they’re not scared by the monster on the screen…then there’s the

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FILM REVIEW: Mountains May Depart

This film should have been great. It had all the right ingredients. Written and directed by the award-winning Zhang-khe Jia, a key figure in the underground ‘Sixth Movement’ of Chinese film-making, Mountains May Depart explores the life of one woman at different moments in her life in the years 1999, 2014 and 2025. Encompassing the

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PREMIERE TICKET COMPETITION BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS

To celebrate the release of the critically acclaimed ‘BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS, on 15th December, STORGY have a pair of tickets to attend the premiere at Curzon Mayfair on 13thDecember! Bingo: The King of the Mornings is this year’s Oscar and BAFTA entry for Brazil and follows Augusto (Vladimir Brichta) in his search for fame as Bingo the clown, host of

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FILM REVIEW: The Unseen

So the screener for ‘The Unseen,’ landed at my desk. It’s a tale about a family who lose their only child in a tragic accident and are plagued by the trauma and depression that would certainly accompany any such incident. The trauma is so severe that it starts causing temporary blindness for the mother Gemma

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FILM ARTICLE: The History Boys and the ‘issue’ of Adaptation

I discovered, or was rather handed, the works of Alan Bennett when I was in my first year of college. As part of my English Language course, we were to look at his monologues, ‘Talking Heads,’ the name, and explore how he composed his narrative with just one sole focus, one character, and minimal scenes.

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FILM REVIEW: Félicité

Félicité is many things. On the one hand, it’s a story about female power. On the other, it’s a love story, although not overtly so. You could also go and watch this film and enjoy it solely for the musical performances, which are exquisite. Félicité has a transcendent quality, the kind of film that resists easy

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FILM REVIEW: Lost In Paris

Aaah Paris. The city of love, the romance, the twinkly lights of the Eiffel Tower at night. The fresh baguettes and pharmacies at every street corner. The warm, putrid smell of hot tyres and piss emanating from the Metro street grates. The péniches, cruising slowly on the Seine, pale blue lights illuminating the old buildings

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FILM REVIEW: The Florida Project

Who hasn’t been looking forward to watching the next production from Sean Baker after the demented brilliance of 2015’s Tangerine? The film that was shot entirely on an iPhone and was completely frenzied and weird but also jam-packed with sweetness and humanity? It was one of those ‘breath of fresh air’ viewings, so bold and

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