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Serena Seghedoni

I quote obscure movie references in conversations and take disappointing book endings way too seriously. I watch Love, Actually every Christmas, I take life lessons from Dawson’s Creek, I’ve written a dissertation on Joker, and I once had to explain to the security guards at the airport that the ‘sharp item’ they found in my bag was, in fact, a Harry Potter wand.

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The Favourite: Human Nature At Its Most Manipulative (Venice Film Festival Review)

Olivia Colman is Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, also starring Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz. The director’s first period drama is equally entertaining and bizarre: here’s why.

Suspiria (2018): A Clever Analysis of Human Nature (Review)

Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson shine in Suspiria. Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic…

A Star is Born and Vox Lux: the consequences of fame at the Venice Film Festival

Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born and Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux tell the story of two musicians’ rise to fame. Although very different in narrative structure, the two films presented at the Venice Film Festival explore the same themes.

Roma: Cuarón’s Memories Come Alive in Exceptional Tale About Identity (Review)

Alfonso Cuarón takes us back to 1970s Mexico City and brings us on a beautiful, complex, emotional journey by drawing inspiration from his own childhood memories. The director’s most autobiographical film so far is also his best one to this date.

Anna and the Apocalypse and the Rise of the Genre Hybrid (Review)

John McPhail tackles the genre mashup trend with Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie horror film which is also a musical comedy with a Christmasy vibe. Here’s our take on this Edinburgh Film Festival favourite and the genre hybrid trend in cinema.

Steel Country (Review): Andrew Scott Excels in Clever Crime Drama

Set in Western Pennsylvania, Simon Fellows’ crime thriller Steel Country is a painfully accurate portrait of modern society, and marks Andrew Scott’s best performance to date.

Unicorn Store (Film Review): Kit in Unicornland

Brie Larson shines in her directorial debut Unicorn Store, giving a new definition to growing up in the 21st Century with the story of an art student on a quest to buy a real-life unicorn.

5 TV Shows that Tackled Mental Health (& Got It Right)

We are much more aware of mental health than we used to be, and so is the entertainment industry. Here are 5 TV shows that tackled the subject and got it right.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Review): the Film you Absolutely Need to Watch

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is not only an absolute masterpiece, but it could very well be the next Oscar winner.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Strikes Back with a new trailer

The new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out! Will the new Star Wars movie be the sequel we’ve all been waiting for?