Posts by Isobel Raphael

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By Isobel Raphael

The grotesque commerciality of big-game hunting is laid bare in this tough but vital animal welfare doc.

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Pecking Order

By Isobel Raphael

This charming documentary examines the wacky world of obsessive competitive chicken breeding in New Zealand.

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In the Last Days of the City

By Isobel Raphael

This moving, lightly experimental portrait of Cairo melds documentary immediacy with a fictional depth of drama.

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How has trans-female representation in film changed in the last 45 years?

By Isobel Raphael

Findings from a rare public screening of John Dexter’s I Want What I Want.

Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

By Isobel Raphael

One of the UK’s foremost political firebrands is the subject of this standard issue profile doc.

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Listen to Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ Wind River soundtrack

By Isobel Raphael

There’s a familiar melancholy tone to the pair’s score for Taylor Sheridan’s mystery thriller.

Watch the bruising first trailer for Brawl in Cell Block 99

By Isobel Raphael

A bald Vince Vaughn gets his action on in the latest from Bone Tomahawk director S Craig Zahler.

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