Avatar photo

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.

140 Articles Published | Follow:
Bull (2021): A Lean, Mean Crime Thriller

Bull (2021) is a brutal tale told with an unflinching callousness whilst offering little reward or glory, only twisted revenge.

The Velvet Underground (Review): A Rocking Avant-Garde Journey

Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground is everything the band was: experimental, unique, energetic and, above all else, hypnotic.

Hit the Road: Film Review

Hit the Road is a chaotic but tender snapshot of a family on a journey, shifting at ease between light-hearted humour and affecting drama.

Shepherd (LFF Review): An Atmospheric But Ordinary Horror

Shepherd is an occasionally scary story of grief and isolation, but it ultimately never does anything particularly out of the ordinary or memorable.

The Hand of God: Maradona Maketh Man

Paolo Sorrentino’s new Netflix feature, The Hand of God, is an expectedly poetic coming-of-age drama set against a sun-kissed Neopolitan backdrop.

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy: Snapshots of Life (LFF Review)

Through three distinct but thematically connected stories in Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi paints a vivid portrait of people facing choices and fates.

Interview: Radu Jude on Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Before its screening at the London Film Festival, we interviewed director Radu Jude about his Golden Bear-winning Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn.

The Souvenir: Part II Film Review

Joanna Hogg signs off on her double feature with The Souvenir: Part II, a quietly powerful, meta journey through grief and beyond.

Boiling Point (Film Review): Sizzling One Take Restaurant Drama

Consistently captivating, Boiling Point serves up a main course of tension with side portions of humour, effective drama and memorable acting.

The Harder They Fall (LFF Review): An Unrestrained Western Riot

With The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel gives a voice to those who existed but were rarely heard, and issues in a new and exciting era for the Western genre.