Posts by Christina Newland

Ian McShane: ‘Masculinity has become more complicated over the last 20 years’

By Christina Newland

The veteran screen star talks Jawbone, bad superhero movies and how ‘tough guy’ acting has evolved.

Clash

By Christina Newland

Egyptian director Mohamed Diab counts the cost of the Tahrir Square protests in this compelling human drama.

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Christine

By Christina Newland

Rebecca Hall brings her A-game in this tragic, quietly stunning portrait of female depression.

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What will Hollywood cinema look like in the Trump era?

By Christina Newland

Movies have always reflected social attitudes and trends – and that could prove especially vital over the next four years.

La La Land

By Christina Newland

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are a match made in old-school movie heaven in this dazzling musical.

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The Clan

By Christina Newland

The usually reliable Pablo Trapero stutters with this inert crime thriller about the infamous Puccio family.

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Why 2012 is the greatest blockbuster of the 21st century

By Christina Newland

Laying siege to Earth’s most beloved locations, this is Roland Emmerich’s most perfect replica of the disaster flicks of the 1970s.

The Keeping Room

By Christina Newland

Brit Marling leads a band of sisters in arms in this gritty American Civil War drama.

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How Shane captured the shifting mood of postwar America

By Christina Newland

Alan Ladd’s mysterious stranger in town fundamentally changed the way audiences believed in heroes.

How cinema is challenging popular representations of the gypsy community

By Christina Newland

A new screening programme asks vital questions about how Britain’s travellers are depicted on screen.

Loving

By Christina Newland

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton bring a quiet tenderness to this understated tale of racial prejudice in the Deep South.

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How boxing movies put black heroes in the frame

By Christina Newland

From Body and Soul to Creed, the sports movie has a rich tradition of raising awareness around issues of class and race.

Do movies turn women into masochists?

By Christina Newland

Is it possible for women to love movies which promote a regressive, misogynistic worldview?

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