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'Stop Infection!': Some notes on Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite
As part of our awards season coverage, Jeroen Boom examines how The Favourite subverts expectations of a period film
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Published on February 17, 2019

   
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Glass

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REVIEW: Simon Ramshaw offers his thoughts on M. Night Shyamalan's latest, situating it as the final part of a trilogy that includes Unbreakable and Split
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Published on February 01, 2019
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Tom Hemingway Counts Down the 10 Best Films of 2018
As we enter 2019, Tom Hemingway looks back at the 10 best offerings of last year
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Published on January 04, 2019
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'I’m your god now': Musical Conflict and Carnage in Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy (2018)
ALTERNATE TAKE: Simon Ramshaw returns to Mandy and considers how the shifting musical genres parallel the narrative
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Published on December 12, 2018
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Reviews

Berlinale 2019: System K

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Simon Ramshaw tackles System K, the extraordinary Congolese documentary - an early contender for film of the festival
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Published on February 15, 2019
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Alternate Takes

Widows
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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Berlinale 2019: Interview with Syllas Tzoumerkas (The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea)
We bring you an exclusive interview from Berlinale with Syllas Tzoumerkas, director of the acclaimed The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
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Published on February 15, 2019
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Berlinale 2019: The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea

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Simon Ramshaw reviews the oddball backwater Greek drama from Berlinale 2019
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Published on February 15, 2019
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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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Berlinale 2019: By the Grace of God

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Simon Ramshaw reviews François Ozon's latest, By the Grace of God
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Published on February 13, 2019
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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 in-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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Berlinale 2019: The Bra

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Simon Ramshaw covers the Azerbaijan-set silent comedy about a missing brassiere
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Published on February 13, 2019
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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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