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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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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.

No Bears (Khers Nist) Review: Great Guerrilla Storytelling

No Bears (Khers Nist) is a film that, much like director Jafar Panahi, is committed to telling stories of truth and showing the raw, emotional side to living in fear.

Hanging Gardens (Venice Review): Let’s Talk About Sex(dolls)

Hanging Gardens (Janain Mualaqa) is a poignant film about a sweet boy with a surprising business idea, tackling subjects its Iraqi culture often finds taboo.

Blonde (Film Review): Bold Ambition – Venice Film Festival

Andrew Dominik wants to make a bold statement with Blonde, and Ana de Armas’ astonishing performance as Marilyn Monroe does exactly that.

The Banshees of Inisherin (Film Review): It’s Not Me, It’s You

Ostensibly a ‘black comedy’, Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin is a poignant, sharp film that delves into male friendships, pride and the tribulations of island life.

Dreamin’ Wild (Venice Review): Second Chances Sound Sweet

Bill Pohlad’s Dreamin’ Wild is a film about second chances that sounds great, looks great, packs an emotional punch and is imbued with love and warmth.

The Eternal Daughter (Venice Review): In My Mother’s House

Joanna Hogg’s The Eternal Daughter is a ghost story wherein the scares mostly come from the questions it asks, anchored by an affective Tilda Swinton in dual roles.