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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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Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything: Berlin Review

German reunification forms the backdrop to Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything, Emily Atef’s swooning but uneven romance drama.

The Echo: Berlin Film Festival Review

Set in a tiny village in the Mexican highlands, Tatiana Huezo’s The Echo is a mesmerising mosaic of a group of children growing up.

Director Jerzy Skolimowski on EO: Interview

We sat down with director Jerzy Skolimowski for an interview about EO, his Oscar-nominated film about a donkey traversing across Europe.

Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) Film Review: A Mocap Marvel

James Cameron’s long-awaited blockbuster sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, is a big, boisterous, beautiful return to Pandora.

The Best Original Film Scores of 2022

We look back at what has been a thoroughly moving, frequently mysterious, often action-packed year for original film scores and rank the 10 best to emerge from 2022.

Onoda: 10000 Nights in the Jungle – Film Review

The highly immersive Onoda: 10000 Nights in the Jungle depicts the fascinating story of a soldier for whom World War Two ended decades after 1945.

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 (Film 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.