An often-overlooked category, even by the Academy themselves, Jim Ross and Chris Dobson examine the films nominated for the 2019 Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.
McCarthy has never shied away from playing disagreeable characters – but her acting here feels more raw than ever, writes Ben Jones.
Fear of loneliness, fear of the inescapability of time… Ben Woodard reviews Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES.
Elle Haywood reviews the opening film of the 69th Berlinale: Lone Scherfig’s THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.
Like a lot of teenagers, EIGHTH GRADE is funny, awkward, and ambitious – it is a film that represents an accomplished graduation for both Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher. Jim Ross reviews ahead of Glasgow Film Festival.
Chupov and Merkulova paint the ungraceful portrait of a struggling man and leave the action seen on screen open to interpretation in THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE.
GREEN BOOK may not win any awards, and its sense of humour is occasionally problematic – but nevertheless, it’s a heart-warming buddy movie, writes Joshua Ragan.
Although not immune to dragging on in its quest for authenticity, MID90S ragtaggy candour should win affection. Jim Ross reviews ahead of its screenings at Glasgow and Berlinale 2019.
Podcasts from our radio partners are now out. The long-running gem Bums on Seats (Cambridge 105FM), and Cinetopia relaunches on EH-FM Edinburgh.
Despite issues, GLASS represents a successful melding of its two parent films, preserving their strengths and, more often than not, shedding their weaknesses. Alice Pullen reviews.