FILMSOC BLOG

‘Lady Bird’ Review – The Good, the Bad and the Outright Bland

Alexandra Petrache breaks down Greta Gerwig's directorial debut. An idyllic-looking, warm-toned piece of cinematography, Lady Bird captures the last year…
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‘Phantom Thread’ Review

Madeleine Haslam reviews PTA's Academy Awards front-runner. Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest picture Phantom Thread is a rich and intricate yet…
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From ‘Hard Eight’ to ‘Phantom Thread’: A Paul Thomas Anderson Retrospective

Raphael Duhamel runs through Anderson's impressive career leading up to Phantom Thread. “We’re all children of Kubrick, aren’t we? Is there…
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‘Scenes from a Marriage’ Review

Milo Garner revisits Ingmar Bergman's study of a couple's relationship. A masterwork that gathers many of Bergman’s key concerns in…
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PODCAST: Weekly News Round-Up, ‘I, Tonya’, and ‘The Post’

(Illustration: Joanna Bush; Costume Design: Jennifer Johnson) A new episode is up! Sofia and Maria run through some recent film…
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‘Downsizing’ Review

Editor Xin Yi Wang reviews Alexander Payne's recent venture into sci-fi comedy. The concept of Downsizing is intriguing. An original…
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‘The Mercy’ Review

Pihla Pekkarinen reviews James Marsh's take on a fascinating true story. Director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) is well-versed…
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‘Coco’ Review

Chloe Woods watches Pixar's colourful new feature. Full confession: it took genuine effort not to break into embarrassing sobs in…
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PODCAST: Weekly News Round-Up & ‘Phantom Thread’

(Illustration: Bendik Kaltenborn for The New Yorker) On the latest episode of our podcast, Milo and Lorcan discuss the past…
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‘Hostiles’ Review

Liam Donovan examines Scott Cooper's gritty Western. In Scott Cooper's latest film, the gruelling western Hostiles, two former foes are asked…
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