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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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National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet: Stage on Screen (Review)

Simon Godwin’s Romeo & Juliet (National Theatre) is a perfect encapsulation of the magic of cinema and stage, told through the world’s most famous love story.

Monday Dawns After Wild Weekend (Review)

Over a series of wild weekends, Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Monday depicts a relationship that may feel exasperating and refreshing in equal measure.

Sensation: Decidedly Unsensational Sci-fi (Review)

Despite hints of an intriguing concept, Martin Grof’s Sensation doesn’t deliver on any potential promise in its execution.

Reklaw: Quirky Vigilantes Clean Up Well (SXSW Review)

A fun, bold short film from writer/director Polaris Banks, Reklaw is refreshingly original, funny and clearly lovingly crafted.

The Good Traitor: Undermining A Rogue’s Achievements (Review)

A sharper focus on melodrama, rather than the fascinating career of its central figure, means The Good Traitor doesn’t quite fulfil its own potential.

The Return: Her Life After ISIS (SXSW Review)

The Return: Life After Isis tells the story of the young women who left home to join ISIS in Syria, and the struggle as their home countries now deny them the right to return.

Home Front (Des Hommes): Psychological Wounds of War (FFF Review)

Lucas Belvaux’s Home Front is an intimate, affecting portrait of the ways in which the psychological wounds from war impacts the lives of two French soldiers.

Night Shift: (Un)Realistic Police Work (FFF Review)

Character-driven police drama Night Shift, from director Anne Fontaine, tackles the weighty theme of morality, but doesn’t quite stick the landing.

Martyr (Film Review): An Artistic, Meditative Portrayal Of Grief

Mazen Khaled’s Martyr is a meditative, sentimental film about the complexities of loss and grief within an impoverished area of Beirut.

A Brixton Tale: A Well-Edited Romance (GFF Review)

A Brixton Tale is an intimate look at the power privilege has on the way stories can be controlled, and an impressive debut from Darragh Carey and Bertrand Desrochers.