Posts by Josh Slater-Williams

The Ciambra

By Josh Slater-Williams

A small Romani community is the setting for Jonas Carpignano’s tender coming-of-age story.

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A new cult film festival is spotlighting forgotten cinematic gems

By Josh Slater-Williams

Matchbox Cineclub have programmed a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world.

Grease at 40: A first-time look at a pop culture classic

By Josh Slater-Williams

You know the songs, but is there more to this seemingly innocent high school musical than meets the eye?

Eight films to watch before you see The Shape of Water

By Josh Slater-Williams

Seek out these inspirations for Guillermo del Toro’s latest, including The Red Shoes and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Why I love Nicolas Cage’s performance in Bringing Out the Dead

By Josh Slater-Williams

The actor is at his intense and emotional best in Martin Scorsese’s underrated late ’90s thriller.

Brigsby Bear

By Josh Slater-Williams

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure to be underwhelmed...

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In praise of Dwayne Johnson’s performance in Pain & Gain

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s more to his larger-than-life turn than meets the eye.

How The Lost World taught me that films can be cruel

By Josh Slater-Williams

A key death in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 sequel completely altered my perception of cinema.

Detour

By Josh Slater-Williams

Some major young acting talent is put to waste in Christopher Smith’s garbled and derivative neo-noir.

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The Secret Scripture

By Josh Slater-Williams

Rooney Mara is let down by weak scripting in this underpowered study of religious persecution in Ireland.

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Gimme Danger

By Josh Slater-Williams

Jim Jarmusch lauds The Stooges, the greatest rock ’n’ roll band that ever lived.

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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

By Josh Slater-Williams

The electro pop pioneer opens up his home and his studio in this intimate if uneven documentary profile.

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The Library Suicides

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s plenty to admire about this nifty, twisty Welsh-language thriller from director Euros Lyn.

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Kids in Love

By Josh Slater-Williams

Cara Delevingne and Will Poulter star in this bland bohemian coming-of-ager from Chris Foggin.

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The Boss

By Josh Slater-Williams

Despite Melissa McCarthy’s best efforts this loose capitalist satire is a comically bankrupt affair.

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The Daughter

By Josh Slater-Williams

There’s a touch of Thomas Vinterberg about this impressive Aussie debut from Simon Stone.

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The five best films from IndieLisboa 2016

By Josh Slater-Williams

From the story of an easily seduced movie sub-titler to an innovative study of exhuming the dead through acting.

A brilliant film about pregnancy plays at IndieLisboa

By Josh Slater-Williams

Olmo and the Seagull deserves its comparison to Rosemary’s Baby, despite being a very different beast.

Hardcore Henry

By Josh Slater-Williams

This ultra-violent FPS inspired actioner is about as fun as watching someone else play a video game.

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Six of the best films featuring all-female rock bands

By Josh Slater-Williams

The release of Jem and the Holograms reminded us of these great fictional female groups.

Swung

By Josh Slater-Williams

This Glasgow based sex odyssey offers little more than soap opera erotica.

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The Hallow

By Josh Slater-Williams

A nifty, inventive horror film which sadly comes up a little short when it comes to cold, hard scares.

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