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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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Close Readings: 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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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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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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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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Festival Report: FrightFest2017
James C. Taylor once again braves the terrors of FrightFest to bring you the latest in horror
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Published on October 07, 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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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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Festive Films Part 3: The Muppet Christmas Carol and the Spirit of Christmas
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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Published on December 20, 2016
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Festive Films Part 2: Black Christmas and the Subversiveness of Festive Horror
In the second part of our Festive Films feature, Patrick Pilkington considers the pleasures of a festive fright!
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Published on December 19, 2016
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Festive Films Part 1: Miracle on 34th Street and the case of Christmas in May
In the first of a limited series of articles on festive films, Oli Goldman shares the unlikely origins of the Christmas film genre
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Published on December 15, 2016
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Festival Report: BFI London Film Festival 2016 Recap
Patrick and Matt share their thoughts on a selection of films from LFF 2016
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Published on November 18, 2016
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The Dark Mirror: An Olivia de Havilland Retrospective
Exploring Olivia de Havilland's films and persona in the month of her 100th birthday
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Published on July 07, 2016
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Shall I compare thee to a cinema relay? Thou art more accessible and more climate controlled ...
Becky Rae considers recent trends in Shakespearean theatre and event cinema
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Published on April 23, 2016
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