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Close Readings: On a strange moment in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War (2018)Photo from the article
Close Readings: On a strange moment in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War (2018)
Josh Schulze investigates a startling choice of music in the Polish drama Cold War
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Published on December 09, 2018

   
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Widows
ALTERNATE TAKE: Megan Porter explores Widows in depth, paying attention to its depiction of Chicago and how the film plays with the gender roles normally associated with the genre
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Published on December 05, 2018
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Widows

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REVIEW: Megan Porter reviews Widows, the new heist thriller from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen
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Published on November 28, 2018
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Back to Berlin

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REVIEW: Joe Horsey reviews Back to Berlin (2018), the new documentary by Catherine Lurie
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Published on November 23, 2018
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Mandy

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Simon Ramshaw reviews Mandy (2018), the "heavy metal horror" directed by Panos Cosmatos
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Published on November 04, 2018
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Alternate Takes

Halloween (2018): Coming Home Forty Years Later
James C. Taylor explores repetition and revision in Halloween, tracking the development of the franchise in relation to changing trends in horror
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Published on October 31, 2018
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Conference Report: Cine-Excess XII Birmingham City University, 8-10 November 2018
Adam Herron reports from the Cine-Excess XII conference, which this year focused on cult performances
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Published on November 20, 2018
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Halloween

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James C. Taylor reviews Halloween
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Published on October 31, 2018
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'It's a Beautiful Day': Depicting and Exorcising Trauma in Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Simon Ramshaw explores trauma and violence in You Were Never Really Here
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Published on October 24, 2018
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Close Readings: On Ryan Coogler and the Long Take
Josh Schulze takes an depth look at the signature use long takes in the work of Ryan Coogler
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Published on September 15, 2018
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Searching

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Josh Schulze reviews Searching, the latest in a series of "desktop films"
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Published on October 30, 2018
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It took me Deeper into the Further: Portals, Technology, and the Uncanny in Insidious: The Last Key
Josh Schulze goes deeper into the Further to unlock the mysteries of The Last Key
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Published on July 16, 2018
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And the Winner Is... Academy Awards 2018 Overview
A consideration of what the best picture win for The Shape of Water says about the Oscars and the politics of awards
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Published on March 06, 2018
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You Were Never Really Here

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Simon Ramshaw reviews Lynne Ramsay's latest
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Published on September 25, 2018
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The Authentic Local vs Corporate Cartoons in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja
Josh Schulze returns to Okja to consider the ways in which the film reflects the effect of globalisation on local spaces
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Published on April 14, 2018
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Festival Report: FrightFest2017
James C. Taylor once again braves the terrors of FrightFest to bring you the latest in horor
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Published on October 07, 2017
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