Misha and the Wolves

“Wow. This was quite a story.” So deadpans Joni Soffron, co-founder of a wolf sanctuary in Ipswich, Massachusetts, on what she felt when she first heard Misha Defonseca’s extraordinary tale of finding protection in a

Free Guy

Shawn Levy’s high-concept action romp Free Guy cleaves neatly into two halves. One where Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, a peppy, blue-shirted bank employee who discovers he is a non-player character (NPC) in an open-world shooter

Reservation Dogs is an authentic and witty Native American comedy

In recent years, more and more directors have taken it upon themselves to make our white-washed television screens more culturally and ethnically diverse. In 2018, Tanya Saracho brought us Vida, depicting the lives of the

The Macaluso Sisters

Emma Dante’s “The Macaluso Sisters” opens on a playful note. Five sisters of various ages are running around their rooftop apartment in Palermo, Sicily, before their first customer of the day. The orphaned girls make

We Do What We Can to Endure: On Memory and Time in David Lowery’s Films

Have you ever noticed there’s no telling when David Lowery’s movies take place? Sure, there’s the occasional hint: a sleek Texas cityscape, a date on a newspaper. But they’re very rarely front and center. And

Boys from County Hell

Rumour has it that Six Mile Hill, the small rural Irish town where Boys from County Hell is set, gave Bram Stoker the idea to write Dracula. In Chris Baugh’s comedy-horror, the local legend of


The Harder They Fall to open the 65th BFI London Film Festival

This year’s BFI London Film Festival looks set to be one of the most exciting yet. South Bank and the West End are back in action following 2020’s virtual edition, and the festival will continue



In 27 October, 2015, Aziah “@_zolarmoon” Wells told a story. Over the course of 144 tweets, she detailed a falling out between herself and a woman named Jessica during a last-minute road trip from Detroit

HBO’s Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump Struggles to Find the Story

Across six episodes, “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump” documents the inner-workings of a privately owned news station in Nevada. It’s a curious oddity, and unfortunately for all of the potential in its concept, it stays that

Why I Love Katharine Hepburn’s Performance in Summertime

To be in Hollywood and uncompromising was a rarity, and despite her unusual steadfastness, Katharine Hepburn was no stranger to the fact. The persona she would assiduously construct and play with throughout her career was

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