This article was written exclusively for The Film Magazine by Craig Sheldon.
“Shut up and deal” are the iconic final words spoken in Billy Wilder’s 1960 Oscar winning romantic comedy/drama The Apartment. This atypical send-off serves as a palate cleanser to the usual Hollywood “I love you’s” that litter most of the holiday’s festive feel-goods. It’s a neat reminder that The Apartment is far from your typical Christmas love story. In fact, an argument could be made that this isn’t a Christmas film at all. Although both Christmas...
“Evil Isn’t Always in the Opposing Uniform” – Filmmaker Matt Kennard on His WWI Centenary Short Film ‘Hymn of Hate’ and Its Contemporary Relevance
We interviewed filmmaker Matt Kennard to discuss what inspired his WWI centenary short film ‘Hymn of Hate’, the filmmaking process and the film’s relevance to contemporary politics.
“Seeing someone’s true self is important in ‘A Star Is Born’, but being able to look at one’s self is even more important.” Introspection in ‘A Star Is Born’, by Jacob Davis.
The role of clothing in male-male romances is very distinct. Annice White takes you through the how and why with comparisons between ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’.
Bradley Cooper’s 2018 version of ‘A Star Is Born’ co-starring Lady Gaga is “a strong all-american outing that is bound to get some awards season buzz” according to Joseph Wade’s review.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Cold War’ (2018), for which the director won Best Director at Cannes, is “a piece of almost indescribable beauty and impact” according to Joseph Wade’s review.
Tis the season for a Christmas rant. Katie Doyle presents hers in the form of her latest piece: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Truest of Christmas Films’, here.