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IT'S HOLLYWOOD VERSUS HEARST IN THE FULL TRAILER FOR MANK

In the event that you saw the teaser trailer for David Fincher ‘s new film Mank earlier this month and thought to yourself, “Neat clip,...

SUMMER OF '85

Prolific French auteur François Ozon is known for his strange and alluring cinematic cocktails of sex, passion and tragedy. His characters...

 
 
 

HOW FRANÇOIS OZON NAVIGATES QUEER ROMANCE

As he's being dragged through the halls of a police station, the young man at the centre of François Ozon's Summer of 85 issues a warning...

A journey to the past with François Ozon

A JOURNEY TO THE PAST WITH FRANÇOIS OZON

Pastel colours, fresh-faced adolescents, tanned skin and sunsets by the beach: François Ozon's latest film Summer of 85 brings together...

 
 
 

THE FIRST TRAILER FOR MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM STRIKES UP THE BAND

In this compromised year, as distributors opt to hold many of their biggest releases until greener pastures in an indefinite future,...

THE SECRET GARDEN

Marc Munden's The Secret Garden, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel of the same name, is beautiful to look at. But...

 
 
 
Rebecca

REBECCA

Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel ‘Rebecca' has one of the best opening lines of all time: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”...

MOGUL MOWGLI

When Zed raps, he does it “for the mosque and the mosh pit.” His sharp, feverish bars arrive with the tenacity of slam poetry and the...

 
 
 

AFTER LOVE - FIRST-LOOK REVIEW

The White Cliffs of Dover, an enduring symbol of British nationalism, take on a different meaning in After Love. For Mary Hussein ,...

William Greaves' Nationtime and the Black National Convention of 2020

WILLIAM GREAVES' NATIONTIME AND THE BLACK NATIONAL CONVENTION OF 2020

Between 10-12 March, 1972, Mayor Richard Hatcher hosted the National Black Political Convention in, not a convention centre in “progressive”...

 
 
 

TRANSGRESSIVE FEMININITY IN ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S REBECCA

Alfred Hitchcock was obsessed with the state of womanhood. His preoccupation with beautiful, blonde leading ladies became a trademark,...

SOPE DÌRÍSÙ: ‘FEAR IS A VERY DIFFICULT SENSATION TO REPLICATE'

You'll have probably seen the actor Sope Dìrísù in something, as he's cropped up here, there and everywhere across the last decade....

 
 
 

HIS HOUSE

Bol Majur walks, zombie-like with exhaustion, carrying his little girl Nyagak down a dusty road in war-torn South Sudan. Then Bol,...

AFRICAN APOCALYPSE AND THE PAINFUL LEGACY OF ‘HEART OF DARKNESS'

Joseph Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness' is perhaps the best known and most widely debated novel about colonialism. The story follows the...

 
 
 
David Squires on. Mike Pence in The Fly

DAVID SQUIRES ON. MIKE PENCE IN THE FLY

BODY OF WATER

There is a moment of warmth in Body of Water you can't help but anticipate. A moment of triumph. A rebuilding of family bonds. A blossoming...

 
 
 
Check out these postcards inspired by the art of Hilma af Klint

CHECK OUT THESE POSTCARDS INSPIRED BY THE ART OF HILMA AF KLINT

Like so many female artists of her generation, Swedish trailblazer Hilma af Klint was misjudged and largely ignored by the mainstream...

BILL NIGHY WILL LEAD AN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE REWORKING OF AKIRA KUROSAWA'S IKIRU

Smack dab in the prime of his career, the peerless Akira Kurosawa made the elegiac sort of masterpiece most artists save for their...

 
 
 
Being A Human Person

BEING A HUMAN PERSON

It's perhaps hard to fathom, but some genius artists are not great fans of being showered in adulation by those who consume their art....

TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL

Made in secret and with the utmost urgency, Totally Under Control sees Alex Gibney and co-directors Suzanne Hillinger and Ophelia Harunthanyan...

 
 
 



Mesut Ozil SLAMS Arsenal for a lack of 'loyalty' after being left out of...

Mesut Ozil SLAMS Arsenal for a lack of 'loyalty' after being left out of Premier League squad

The German midfielder has not featured for the Gunners since before the Premier League restarted from coronavirus lockdown but has fallen far down the pecking order under Arteta. Read more ...

The Crown's Imelda Staunton Feeling 'Pressure From Every Angle' As She...

The Crown's Imelda Staunton Feeling 'Pressure From Every Angle' As She Prepares To Take Over Queen Role

Imelda Staunton has admitted there's “pressure from every angle” as she prepares to take over as the Queen in The Crown. It was announced earlier this year that the actor will... Read more ...

UFC 254: Justin Gaethje could be 'toughest test' of Khabib's career, coach...

UFC 254: Justin Gaethje could be 'toughest test' of Khabib's career, coach admits

Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against the former World Series of Fight champion this weekend at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi Read more ...

Angela Rayner Accused Of Calling Tory MP 'Scum' In Commons

Angela Rayner Accused Of Calling Tory MP 'Scum' In Commons

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner has been accused of calling a Tory MP “scum” during a Commons debate on Covid-19 restrictions for Greater Manchester. Chris Clarkson, who... Read more ...

‘Multiple' people feared dead in huge London gas explosion

‘Multiple' people feared dead in huge London gas explosion

London Fire Brigade say they believe people have died in the building collapse in Ealing, West London, this morning. Read more ...

Sadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of lying to Commons over 'bankrupt mayor' smear

Sadiq Khan accuses Boris Johnson of lying to Commons over 'bankrupt mayor' smear

London's mayor hit back in a furious row which has seen the government pushing brutal measures on Londoners to pay for coronavirus - including making 4million more residents... Read more ...

Sky History's dad still alive after 'Nazi' tattoo explained as tribute to him

Sky History's dad still alive after 'Nazi' tattoo explained as tribute to him

A man appearing on Sky History recently provoked a social media storm after viewers noticed 'Nazi' tattoos on his face, the channel explaining that the tattoos were a tribute... Read more ...

Tory MP tells Marcus Rashford free school meals would ‘destroy' economy

Tory MP tells Marcus Rashford free school meals would ‘destroy' economy

Marcus Rashford has asked MPs not to ‘turn a blind eye' to children going hungry A Conservative MP has come under fire for suggesting extending the provision of free school... Read more ...

Tottenham were not ‘Spursy' against West Ham - Mourinho

Tottenham were not ‘Spursy' against West Ham - Mourinho

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists his side are not ‘Spursy' despite their capitulation in the final 10 minutes against West Ham on Sunday. The north London club have earned... Read more ...

Accused child rapist, 34, flees hospital after doctors found out girl, 11...

Accused child rapist, 34, flees hospital after doctors found out girl, 11, he brought in is pregnant

Wendell Sanchez, 34, from Louisiana, has been charged with first-degree child rape for allegedly getting an 11-year-old girl pregnant. The crime was uncovered after he took the... Read more ...