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Laney Gibbons

My love for film stems from watching Stand By Me with my sister, and only got stronger after watching Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. I studied film at Sixth Form and also at Univeristy, where I discovered my love for the French New Wave. I love all films, but particularly LGBTQ films & foreign films – and I am down to watch a good musical!

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Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed Review

Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed is a delicate and intimate showcase of the life of Rock Hudson, one of Hollywood’s most distinguished actors of the 1950s and 60s.

Olivier Peyon on Lie With Me: Interview

We sat down to interview director Olivier Peyon ahead of the UK release of his incredibly moving movie Lie With Me, to learn more about his filmmaking process.

Lie With Me: Film Review

Lie With Me is an exquisite coming-of-age story centred around an all-encompassing first love and the ever-lasting effect it had upon two young men.

L’Immensità: Film Review

Emanuele Crialese’s L’Immensità is an aesthetically magnificent and profoundly moving film that explores the intricacies of human connection, self-discovery, and the search for freedom.

In The Mood For Love: Review (BFI Film on Film)

Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a poetic and introspective investigation of love, longing, and missed opportunities.

Joyride (2022) Film Review

Olivia Colman and Charlie Reid are irresistible in Joyride, the dark comedy that is bound to tug on everybody’s heartstrings.

Violent Night (Review): David Harbour’s Santa Claus Saves The Day

Unlike any traditional Christmas film, Violent Night delivers naughty and nice – a modern Die Hard where the hero is the biggest softie of all, David Harbour as Father Christmas.

Emily (Film Review): Exquisite Emily Brönte Retelling

A magnificent tale of love, loss, strength, and independence, Emily delicately tells the imagined life of renowned English novelist and poet Emily Brönte.

Every Movie Reference You Missed in Netflix ’s Do Revenge

Netflix’s charming dark-comedy Do Revenge is filling the chick-flick-shaped hole in our hearts one teen movie reference at a time.