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  • Review: Atlantics is a haunting ghost tale with real world origins

    Movie Review | Luke Whiston | 19th December 2019

    If there's one thing common across the various cultures that have emerged on earth since we became organised enough to herd ourselves into us and them, it's the screwing over of the little folk by their wealthy masters. The practice is a perfect underpinning for cautionary social tales, and has become a staple of storytelling, used to pass warnings about the corrupting nature of power down to successive generations. So obviously since these injustices have been well documented on cave walls, stone tablets, parchments and GeoCities websites throughout the annals of time, and we live in an enlightened era of instant communication with masses of knowledge at our fingertips, we're equipped to prevent this sort of thing happening ever again. Right? Oh.

  • Cannes Film Festival summed up in one perfect film still

    Movie Feature | Ali | 24th May 2013

    When I think of the films in competition at Cannes, I generally think of subtitled movies about old men drinking wine in the bath. This has nothing at all to do with the fact that I didn't go this year and have never been.

    Edit: This is a real film showing at Cannes called Borgman, in case you were wondering. (IMDb)

  • Cannes 2012 line-up from the point of view of someone who isn't going

    Movie News | Ali | 19th April 2012

    The full line-up for the Cannes Film Festival 2012 has been revealed, and as one of the only journalists in London not to be attending, I have a unique viewpoint on the films in competition.