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Film Review: Initiation

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Film Review: Zana

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Like much of South America, Chile has had a difficult, complicated and rather dark history. It’s also a rich and vibrant country. Evidence of settlements date back over 10,000 years, but despite resisting the Incas the Spanish were just too much for the indigenous peoples. The 19th century saw independence from colonial rule, leading to …

There was a point in time when you couldn’t go on Netflix for tripping over a true crime series or film. Much of the media landscape was the same, from podcasts like Serial to popular culture phenomena such as Tiger King, they dominated the cultural zeitgeist. It’s a wave which saw documentaries getting far more …

There are few things more frightening than being trapped. To have your freedom taken away. Confined and constrained. We are, after all, animals. Our natural habitat is roaming free. Especially when we have no idea what is happening. It makes an intriguing premise for a filmmaker to tackle. Especially when the stakes are life and …

Since his breakthrough role playing opposite Florence Pugh in William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Cosmo Jarvis has rapidly become one of the more familiar leading men in British independent cinema. He’s subsequently gone on to impress in Calm with Horses, Nocturnal and Farming, amongst others. Netflix subscribers may have also seen him playing Wentworth in Persuasion. …

While most people have probably never heard of him, Hong Sang-soo will be a familiar name to cinephiles across the world. For decades now, the Korean filmmaker has been one of the darlings of the festival circuit, winning numerous awards along the way. Including the Golden and Silver Bears at Berlin, Un Certain Regard at …

When we talk about climate change or global warming in the Western world, we almost always frame the debate in terms of our own futures. Very little attention is played to the impact our actions are having on those in poorer area of the world right now. Much of Africa, in particular, is already bearing …

While the story of Cain and Abel might be more instructional than factual, the relationship between two brothers can often be tense and strained. Especially when there are no other siblings in a household. There’s a power dynamic at play, usually defined or determined by the way they’re treated by parents, which can be multifaceted …

The last decade has seen a wave of populism spread across the world, eking into all areas of politics and everyday life. France is no exception. While they might have a smooth operator in charge in the shape of Emmanuel Macron, he is very far from being universally popular. Indeed, a country with such a …

What do you want to be when you grow up? A question asked to generations of children and young people across the world and throughout history. If, like me, you had no idea what career you wanted to pursue, it was a particularly frustrating inquiry. Although, there’s no magic age when you suddenly receive an …

When it comes to identifying the problem, more often than not the answer is ‘men’. Whether that question is around safety on the streets, sexual assault, harassment in the workplace or a myriad of other things. There’s an entitlement which often follows us around, backed up by the physicality which usually comes with being born …