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‘Blade’ at 25 – Review - 25 years on from revolutionary comic book film 'Blade' starring Wesley Snipes, it has become clearer how this film changed the blockbuster landscape. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The Communion Girl (2022) Review - 'The Communion Girl' (2022) comes all the way from Spain, though it could have come straight from 1980s USA because you've seen this film before. Review by Kieran Judge.
10 Best Shark Movies - Steven Spielberg started the craze with 'Jaws' (1975), but which films can claim to be the very best shark movies ever made? Find out here. List by Martha Lane.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ at 5 – Review - This glamorous, heartwarming rom-com set records for its all-Asian cast and its cross-cultural love story. Five years later, did 'Crazy Rich Asians' change Hollywood? Review by Emily Nighman.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023) Review - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem' is a love letter to the Ninja Turtles of the past, while creating something new and completely captivating. Review by Martha Lane.
Meg 2: The Trench (2023) Review - 'Meg 2: The Trench', from cult British director Ben Wheatley, ticks a lot of shark lore boxes and knows exactly what sort of film it is. Stars Jason Statham. Review by Martha Lane.
Sharksploitation (2023) Review - 'Sharksploitation', the shark film Shudder documentary, is a celebration of cinema that highlights real world issues and will give you plenty of films for your watchlists. Review by Kieran Judge.
Talk to Me (2022) Review - Danny and Michael Philippou of popular YouTube channel RackaRacka have captured the zeitgeist of Gen Z in their supernatural horror 'Talk to Me' starring Sophie Wilde. Review by Mark Carnochan.
They Cloned Tyrone (2023) Review - Netflix Original 'They Cloned Tyrone', starring John Boyega, Teyonah Parris and Jamie Foxx, is enjoyable, funny and entertaining. Review by Martha Lane.
Where to Start with Gus Van Sant - Gus Van Sant is hailed as one of the most significant filmmakers still working today, labelled an influential New Queer creator. Here's where to start. Article by Grace Britten.

‘The Piano’ at 30 – Review - The first film directed by a woman to win the Cannes Palme d'Or, 'The Piano' by Jane Campion is now 30. It is a gothic, dark tale that offers a strong female lead. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Barbie (2023) Review - It's easy to fall in love with 'Barbie' (2023) starring Margot Robbie because director Greta Gerwig speaks a universal truth about growing up and so much more. Review by Margaret Roarty.
Oppenheimer (2023) Review - 'Oppenheimer' (2023) offers a depth of undertaking incomparable in the contemporary space, Christopher Nolan presenting an imperfect but important film. Review by Joseph Wade.
Beginner’s Guide to Film Stock vs Digital - What is film stock? How does celluloid compare to digital film? Which looks better? The film stock vs digital debate is broken down in this beginner's guide. Written by Grace Britten.
Children of Men: Dropping Us Into Crisis - Alfonso Cuarón reimagined how to capture the intensity of war when he crafted his 2006 dystopian masterpiece Children of Men. Here's how. Essay by Mark Serravalle.
10 Best Lady Bird Moments - The best moments from Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut 'Lady Bird' (2017), starring Saoirse Ronan, Beanie Feldstein, Laurie Metcalf and others. Article by Margaret Roarty.
Theater Camp (2023) Review - Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman comedy Theater Camp (2023) is a funny and poignant film about the inner workings of theater nerds. Review by Emi Grant.
Paul Verhoeven Films Ranked - All 16 Paul Verhoeven movies ranked from worst to best. List includes all Dutch, Hollywood and European films, including 'Soldier of Orange', 'Robocop' and 'Elle'. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
Quicksand (2023) Review - 'Quicksand', the 2023 Shudder horror film set in the rainforest of Colombia, has a few rare and fleeting moments but is absent of creativity or enjoyment. Review by Kieran Judge.
Where to Start with Wong Kar-Wai - Wong Kar-Wai is one of the most instantly recognisable filmmakers to come out of East Asia, and has had a profound impact on global cinema. Here's where to start. Guide by Sam Sewell-Peterson.