‘Uncut Gems’ (2020) and the Power of Flat Arcs

Uncut Gems is a beautiful mess, twisting and turning as warring factions scheme over a gemstone, but this isn’t what Uncut Gems is about. It’s about the gambling addiction of its protagonist Howard Ratner.

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Flip Screen’s Guide to March 2020

Flip Screen’s George Forster and James Palmer have once again done battle against boredom and compiled all the big stuff coming up this month.

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Between the Lines: The Screenplay Oscar Nominees

Every year the Oscar nominations invite cinema-goers to debate and argue on whether those nominated are worthy to be honoured.

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Three Things That ‘Shrill’ Gets Right About Living As A Fat Woman

Welcome to Fatness In Film, a new monthly column analysing examples of fat representation and body diversity on screen. Positive depictions of fat bodies are hard to find, but Shrill is a recent example of plus size storytelling done right.

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‘Lady Bird’ (2017) is a Love Letter to Sacramento

It’s 8pm the day before Christmas, and I have just come home from running the last errands of the day. It’s raining a bit, enough for the streets to reflect the Christmas lights on the windowsills. It’d snowed a while ago, but by now it had mostly melted away – on one side of the…

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Flip Screen: A Launch Into 2019

Do you know this one blog with a title like this? – Possibly Scott Pilgrim Two months ago, I sent Ell a proposal. This proposal was somewhat wild and happens to be one of a growing number of impulsive decisions on my part. Yet despite the numerous in caps messages I sent her over several…

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