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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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Young Royals Season 2 Review: Second Term Success

Young Royals’ season 2 sees the intensities of falling in love replaced by a much more poignant exploration of mental health.

Medieval (2022) Film Review: Brutal, Bloody but Brilliant in Battle

Petr Jákl’s Medieval (Jan Žižka) is a visually impressive if narratively underwhelming historical epic, showcasing one of the greatest military heroes in Czech history.

Confetti (2022) Film Review: Learning Differently

Poignant and emotional, Ann Hu’s Confetti dispels myths about dyslexia in a heartfelt story about a mother’s love and determination to give her daughter the best chance.

Doctor Who Am I (Review): Could Be Bigger On The Inside

Doctor Who Am I is a quirky documentary about fandom, although its ‘found family’ message isn’t quite as poignant or developed as it could be.

Rosaline (Hulu) Film Review: Shout Out To My Ex

As a Shakespearean retelling, Karen Maine’s Rosaline is fun, charming and not afraid to call out its star-crossed lovers for being a tad melodramatic.

She-Hulk Season 1 Review: Smash the ‘Like’ Button

She-Hulk is a delightful, funny and incredibly self-aware series that showcases the charisma of Tatiana Maslany and smashes through that fourth wall. Literally.

The Lost King (Film Review): A Spot Fit For A King

Stephen Frears’ The Lost King embellishes the truth a little, but is ultimately a warm, gently amusing tale of determination and unlikely discoveries.

Burning Hearts (Film Review): Star-Crossed And Loveless

Despite style and a strong start, Pippo Mezzapesa’s Burning Hearts doesn’t fulfil its ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ambitions or stay compelling.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Film Review): Daddy (Not So) Cool

A personal movie from Antonio Lukich, Luxembourg, Luxembourg is a sweet, moving film about present and absent familial ties.

Saint Omer (2022) Film Review: Mother’s Guilt

Despite terrific performances and impactful commentary, Saint Omer’s languid and somewhat indulgent style might alienate some.