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Claire Fulton

Watching films ties with eating macaroni and cheese as my favourite past time. In December of 2001, my parents took me to see The Fellowship of the Ring. There, I fell in love with cinema and decided my life-long dream was to be a Hobbit. Unfortunately, I’m still working on that, as I inevitably get side tracked into watching a film I’ve already seen three times on a streaming service while the DVD gathers dust on my alphabetised shelves and forget to move to New Zealand.

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No One Will Save You: Hulu Film Review

Brian Duffield’s horror/sci-fi hybrid No One Will Save You is bold, bonkers and genuinely scary, grounded by a terrific performance from Kaitlyn Dever.

For Night Will Come: Venice Film Review

Céline Rouzet’s For Night Will Come is a tense, atmospheric and emotionally raw journey through the horrors of growing up.

Hit Man: Venice Film Review

Richard Linklater’s Hit Man is hilarious, clever and genuinely a lot of fun, with a scene-stealing and star-making lead performance from Glen Powell.

The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Film Review

With The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, sadly his last film, William Friedkin delivers a court room drama that shows his confidence and skill as a director.

The Beast (La Bête): Venice Film Review

Bertrand Bonello’s The Beast explores the fear of an unknown future in three eras, but the intellectual ambition is thwarted by a central dynamic that’s pretty distasteful.

Maestro (Netflix) Venice Film Review

Bradley Cooper’s second directorial effort, Maestro, is a bold and stylish, if somewhat schmaltzy, portrait of the relationship and music that made up Leonard Berstein.

Tatami: Venice Film Review

Zar Amir Ebrahimi and Guy Nattiv’s Tatami is a raw, poignant and empowering tale of two women who defy the threat of oppression and choose to be free.

Finalmente L’Alba: Venice Film Review

Rebecca Antonaci shines in Saverio Costanzo’s Finalmente L’Alba, a film that might not be for everybody, but its quirkiness definitely comes with charm.

The Promised Land (Bastarden) Film Review

Nickolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land (Bastarden) is a poignant, if a bit bleak, tale of determination and struggle, with the lesson being that you can’t always do it alone.

Ferrari (2023) Venice Film Review

Michael Mann’s Ferrari looks and sounds exquisite, but speed bumps come in the form of uneven performances and tonally off moments.