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World Cup round-up: the thrills, surprises, and healthy dose of VAR controversy

In a World Cup initially mired by talk of Putin-centric international politics and yet another bout of British pessimism, Russia 2018’s group stage has reminded everyone that there’s no greater tonic than the beautiful game. There’s been thrills, surprises, a healthy dose of VAR controversy (my two cents: VAR is brilliant, and it’s up to…


In conversation with Adrian Wootton

Decked out in summer gear, our film editor Gus Edgar interviews film industry professional and UEA alumnus Adrian Wootton on his career, Netflix, and the future of the film industry… Who are you and what do you do? I’m Adrian Wootton and I am the CEO of Film London and the British Film Commission. And…


Berlinale film fest

Film festivals are the proving ground for new filmic talent, and Berlinale International Film Festival, which took place in Berlin 15-25 February, was no exception. Venue’s roving Film editor Gus Edgar watched over 30 films to find the best of the fest. Here, he shares some of his favourites. Madeline’s Madeline Josephine Decker’s heady, swooning…


The greatest Oscar race in years?

The Golden Globes may have made their decision, but we are still in no way closer to determining which film is going to win Best Picture at the Oscars. In what has been a great year for movies, the current roster of front-runners suggest that this could be the greatest Oscar race in quite some…


The movie trend of 2017

Thankfully, the movie trend of 2017 is not, in fact, ‘deer jumping in front of moving cars’, as Get Out, Graduation, A Cure For Wellness and Elle once made it appear, but the noticeable and welcome rise of ‘female-driven coming-of-age stories…with a twist.’ Raw is one of these films: a French Bildungsroman dealing with themes…

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