Roles in Retrospect #5 – Hailee Steinfeld and ‘Begin Again’ (2013)

In this month’s Roles in Retrospect, we take a look at how Hailee Steinfeld charmed audiences as an angsty and musically talented teen for the first time in 2013’s ‘Begin Again’.

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Roles in Retrospect #4: IWD 2022 – Maxine Peake and ‘Gwen’ (2018) and Kirsten Dunst and ‘Melancholia’ (2011)

In this special International Women’s Day edition of Roles in Retrospect, two of our staff writers reflect on the actresses’ past performances that are memorable to them.

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Roles in Retrospect #3 – Gugu Mbatha-Raw and ‘Beyond the Lights’ (2014)

This month, we’re looking at Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s star turn in 2014’s ‘Beyond the Lights’ and how it reflects February’s theme of “revolution”.

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Roles in Retrospect #2 – Florence Pugh and ‘Fighting with My Family’ (2019)

“In the hands of a less capable actress, Saraya could have easily become a one-dimensional stereotype. However, Pugh’s portrayal of the young up-and-coming wrestler makes her feel truly human.”

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Roles in Retrospect #1 – Thomasin McKenzie and ‘Leave No Trace’ (2018)

In our first edition of ‘Roles In Retrospect,’ we focus on talented young New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie and her performance in 2018’s ‘Leave No Trace’.

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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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[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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Top of the Docs #52 – SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST REVIEW: Don McCullin: ‘Almost Liverpool 8’ (2021)

Daniel Draper and Allan Melia explore Liverpool 8 in their latest film, using Don McCullin’s photographs as a rough guide.

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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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[Between the Lines] The ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011) Screenplay Holds Up 10 Years Later

This month Bridesmaids will be celebrating its ten year anniversary, a modern commercial and critical hit.

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