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REVIEW: Claire Jesson reviews Jordan Peele\"s Us
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Published on April 09, 2019

   
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Aquaman
ALTERNATE TAKE: Josh Schulze returns to Aquaman with some close readings of Nicole Kidman's welcome (and overdue) debut in a superhero film
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Published on March 08, 2019
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Interview with Elinor Crawley, star of Burning Men
In our final interview with Burning Men cast and crew, Simon Ramshaw sits with Elinor Crawley
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Published on February 26, 2019
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On the ethos and methods of this site, by James MacDowell...
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Aquaman

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Josh Schulze reviews Aquaman, trying to account for its near-infinite pleasures
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Published on March 07, 2019
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Alternate Takes

'I’m your god now': Musical Conflict and Carnage in Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy (2018)
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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Interview with Aki Omoshaybi, star of Burning Men
Simon Ramshaw talks to Aki Omoshaybi in the second of three interviews with the cast and crew of British horror Burning Men
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Published on February 26, 2019
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Berlinale 2019: Ghost Town Anthology

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Berlinale horror! Simon Ramshaw reviews the Quebecois chiller, Ghost Town Anthology
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Published on February 21, 2019
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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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Interview with Jack Spring, director of Destination: Dewsbury
Simon Ramshaw interviews Jack Spring, director of the upcoming British comedy Destination: Dewsbury
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Published on February 26, 2019
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Berlinale 2019: The Golden Glove

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Simon Ramshaw braves Fatih Akin's grisly latest...not for the squeamish!
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Published on February 21, 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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Interview with Jeremy Wooding, director of Burning Men
Simon Ramshaw interviews Jeremy Wooding, director of British horror film, Burning Men
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Published on February 24, 2019
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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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'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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And the Nominees Are: The 2019 Oscars Best Picture Category
Tom Hemingway provides a breakdown of this year's tumultuous Best Picture category
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Published on February 21, 2019
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