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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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Small Body: Film Review

Slow-burn drama Small Body is a delicately realised portrait of a mother on a quest to find peace for both herself and her stillborn baby.

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović on Murina: Interview

Ahead of its UK release, we interviewed director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović about her Caméra d’Or-winning film, Murina.

The Novice: BFI Flare Film Review

A college freshman pursues her dream to reach the top varsity team at all costs in The Novice, a breathless and harrowing journey through physical and psychological self-torture.

The Divide: BFI Flare Film Review

The Divide is an intense snapshot of one night in a French A&E department on the night of a yellow vests protest, juggling political and societal themes.

A Distant Place (BFI Flare): Film Review

Visually ravishing and exquisitely detailed, A Distant Place observes a deep, beautiful love knocked down by society and its horrific bigotry.

Girls Girls Girls: Film Review

Young love flourishes in Alli Haapasalo’s charming Girls Girls Girls, a coming-of-age drama with a compelling narrative and strong emotional heft.

Murina: Glasgow Film Review

Psychological drama Murina masterfully unfolds like a nightmare, as it follows an abusive father and the control he exhibits over his wife and daughter.

Happening: 2022 Film Review

Happening grabs you from the first minute and never lets go, taking you on a dark and real journey alongside a young woman facing an unwanted pregnancy in the 1960s.

Prayers for the Stolen (Film Review): A Haunting Masterwork

Adolescence arrives amidst the backdrop of drug violence and human trafficking in Prayers for the Stolen, a disturbing and gritty drama.

Anaïs in Love: Film Review

Anaïs Demoustier charms as a big ball of energy in Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s fleeting but enjoyable Anaïs in Love.