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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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Reality (2023): Film Review

Sydney Sweeney shines as real life whistleblower Reality Winner in Reality, Tina Satter’s taut chamber piece adaptation of her award-winning play.

Under the Fig Trees (2023): Film Review

Love and human connections blossom within nature’s watch in Under the Fig Trees, Erige Sehiri’s tender and immaculately composed orchard chamber piece.

Erige Sehiri on Under the Fig Trees: Interview

We sat down with director/writer Erige Sehiri for an interview about Under the Fig Trees, her fiction feature debut that takes place across one day in a Tunisian fig orchard.

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – Review

Davis Guggenheim’s luminous, eye-opening documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie gives us a never-before-seen look into the life of one of Hollywood’s most loved stars.

Plan 75 (2023): Film Review

Chie Hayakawa’s low-key, carefully considered dystopian drama Plan 75 might be about death, but it sings with a great appreciation for living.

How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Film Review

The environmental thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline is a breathless, roaring film, both in its thrilling scenes of tension and urgent messages surrounding the climate crisis.

How to Tell a Secret: Film Review

How to Tell a Secret gives a voice to those in Ireland living with HIV, with its urgent tone given ample reinforcement by its basis of pride and bravery.

Who I Am Not: BFI Flare Film Review

Tünde Skovrán’s debut feature Who I Am Not focuses on two people within the intersex community, telling their stories with great eloquence and care.

Kokomo City: Film Review

D. Smith’s rocking documentary Kokomo City spotlights the lives of Black transgender sex workers in America with an unerring frankness, indomitable energy, and flavourful wit.

Big Boys (2023): Film Review

The charming and amusing coming-of-age film Big Boys tells the story of one teenager’s sexual awakening on a sun-kissed camping trip.