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William Stottor

For many years my phone alarm was set to the opening theme of Taxi Driver, which is unsurprisingly a very dramatic and rather dark way to wake up. It was just one way for me to experience the wonderful world of film and more specifically scores and soundtracks, a passion that was ignited when I was just a teenager seeing Danny Boyle’s Sunshine in the cinema for the first time. Watching films is a huge part of my life and I am in a constant battle with my ever-growing watchlist.

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Hidden Letters (Film Review): Paralleling the Past and Present

Violet Du Feng’s documentary, Hidden Letters, is a carefully considered, fiercely potent snapshot of a country and society in flux.

Tori and Lokita (Film Review): Another Slice of Dardenne Realism

The Belgium-based, immigration-centred Tori and Lokita is a vintage piece of Dardenne cinema, but its naturalistic power falters in comparison to their previous films.

You Won’t Be Alone (LFF Review): A Fantastical Fable of Darkness

The mesmerising, rustic and sometimes darkly comic You Won’t Be Alone impressively deals in both grotesque gore and Malickian philosophical grandeur.

Till (LFF Review): Deadwyler Delivers a Powerhouse Performance

Chinonye Chukwu’s third feature, Till, is an angry and inspirational story surrounding racism in America, a film as much about the 1950s as it is the present day.

She Said (LFF Review): A Momentous Investigative Drama

Maria Schrader chronicles the story surrounding the wider emergence of the Me Too movement in She Said, her seismic investigative film.

Star Dolly De Leon on Triangle of Sadness (LFF Interview)

After the film’s first screening at London Film Festival, we sat down for an interview with Triangle of Sadness scene-stealer Dolly De Leon.

Director Hlynur Palmáson on Godland (LFF Interview)

Before its screening at London Film Festival, we interviewed director Hlynur Palmáson about his latest film, Godland.

Brother (LFF Review): A Perfect Literary Adaptation

Immaculately structured and impressively transferred from page to screen, Brother retains the ferocity, tangibility and emotional heft of David Chariandy’s novel.

The Damned Don’t Cry (LFF Review): A Dense, Complex Work

Fyzal Boulifa swaps British suburbia for the streets of Morocco in his rich but surprisingly tepid sophomore feature, The Damned Don’t Cry.

The Origin (LFF Review): A Propulsive Prehistoric Tale

The wonder of discovery turns to unbridled fear in Andrew Cumming’s ferocious, blood-soaked horror film, The Origin.