Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Songs for the River (2021) Open City Documentary Festival Review

Charlotte Ginsborg coronavirus pandemic documentary ‘Songs for the River’ highlights social and political issues from the perspective of a small London community. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Censor (2021) Review

Censor (2021) Review

‘Censor’, the debut movie of Welsh filmmaker Prano Bailey-Bond, is a horror film set within the era of so-called “video nasties”, a “captivating and original story”. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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‘Trainspotting’ at 25 – Review

‘Trainspotting’ at 25 – Review

‘Trainspotting’ (1996) at 25 – Mark Carnochan’s review of Danny Boyle’s “small film from the small country that became one of the most famous films of all time”, starring Ewan McGregor.

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The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state’s rich history of cinema.

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