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The Authentic Local vs Corporate Cartoons in Bong Joon-ho’s Okja
ALTERNATE TAKE: Josh Schulze returns to Okja to consider the ways in which the film reflects Bong Joon-ho\"s continued fascination with the effect of globalisation on the local
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Published on April 14, 2018

   
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Okja

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Josh Schulze reviews the latest film from Bong Joon-ho, and considers the possibilities offered by streaming and VOD
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Published on July 18, 2017
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My Life as a Courgette
Cat Lester on My Life as a Courgette and its rare commitment to the perspective of children
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Published on September 11, 2017
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Uncertain

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A stylish small town documentary that is both timely and timeless; by Patrick Pilkington
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Published on March 15, 2017
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45 Years
Claire Jesson elaborates on the intersection between the political and the personal in 45 YearsRead this article
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Published on October 15, 2015
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Reconfiguring Gender and Genre in Wonder Woman
Our resident comic & superhero film expert considers how Wonder Woman (2017) reworks the gendered tropes of the contemporary superhero film
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Published on July 29, 2017
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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A charming film with striking imagery but some weakness in plot
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Published on October 02, 2016
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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Nick Jones examines Christopher McQuarrie\"s lightness of touch in reference to the various authorial contributions to the Mission: Impossible franchise
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In the final part of our festive film series, Matt Denny tries to unpack the puppety pleasures of The Muppet Christmas Carol
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Goosebumps

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Cat Lester reviews the pleasingly surprising and suitably scary big-screen adaptation of the 1990s book series
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Published on April 04, 2016
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Song of the Sea
Zoë Shacklock explores the ways in which Song of the Sea uses its animated form to interrogate the entanglements between the lives of people and the life of a place
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