‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ at 50 – Review

50 years since Willy Wonka asked “if you want to view paradise” and still it resonates as a feat of “pure imagination”. Scott Z. Walkinshaw reviews.

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Love and Monsters (2020) Review

Love and Monsters (2020) Review

‘Love and Monsters’, a new creature feature by director Michael Matthews and starring Dylan O’Brien, is an inventive little adventure movie. Scott Z Walkinshaw reviews.

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Lawrence Michael Levine Interview – “I Will Always Make Small, Intimate Films”

Lawrence Michael Levine Interview – “I Will Always Make Small, Intimate Films”

Lawrence Michael Levine tells The Film Magazine about searching deep within himself to find ‘Black Bear’ (2020), scripting naturalistic dialogue and why he’ll always make small films.

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The Father (2021) Review

The Father (2021) Review

‘The Father’, the feature directorial debut of Florian Zeller starring Anthony Hopkins in a career standout performance, “is a deeply unsettling depiction of how memory can betray a person”. Peter Charney reviews.

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Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

How the ending to Ridley Scott’s ‘Thelma & Louise’ (1991) is one of the most iconic and powerful in all of cinema, and how it can be interpreted. Essay by Gala Woolley.

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DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

In the light-hearted family movie Shazam!, that subverted the tone of the earlier DCEU, David F. Sandberg finds space for a heartbreaking character moment. Article by Rob Gifford.

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Cherry (2021) Review

Cherry (2021) Review

Apple TV Plus exclusive ‘Cherry’, from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors The Russo Brothers, and starring Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, is a shallow drama. Cole Clark reviews.

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Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix Original movies seem to disappear just as soon as they’ve appeared, and with a new film set to be released during every week of 2021, it’s an issue filmmakers should take notice of. Essay by Luke Hinton.

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