REVIEW: ‘Old’ (2021) – Twisty Thriller Marks a Confident Shyamalan Return

Much like every other movie from Shyamalan’s filmography, this film leaves the viewer hanging on the edge of their seat for the entire runtime.

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Top of the Docs #53 – SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST REVIEW: ‘Factory to the Workers’ (2021)

‘Factory to the Workers’ explores the only example of a working factory co-operative in post-socialist Europe, examining its triumphs, its shortcomings, and what is holding it back.

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REVIEW — ‘Hungry Hearts’ (2014) Has Rich Ideas and Depth Beyond an Awkward Surface

A dark look at parenthood and the exceptional challenges it can bring, but its homage to great cinema doesn’t quite pay off.

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[Between the Lines] What Makes the ‘Pride’ (2014) Screenplay a Crowd-Pleasing Hit

LGBTQ+ audiences sometimes want more light-hearted stories — like 2014’s ‘Pride,’ written by Stephen Beresford.

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How Representation Helped Rescue My Mental Health

A personal look at how on screen representation can be life-changing.

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Top of the Docs #51 – IFFR Review: ‘The Village Detective: A Song Cycle’ (2021)

What is fascinating about ‘The Village Detective,’ as well as perhaps Morrison’s recent practice, is the ability to take a piece of unwanted footage that was tossed away many years ago, and use the documentary form to archive it in such a way that its context and value are maximised.

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20 Years On, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ (2001) Remains a Metatheatrical, Maximalist Masterpiece

Moulin Rouge is unmistakably its own creation, unified in its vision, unfailingly precise in its execution, and achingly sincere in its portrait of a first, lost love.

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