Posts by Emily Maskell

Our Eternal Summer

By Emily Maskell

A group of young friends cope with a tragic loss in Émilie Aussel’s poised debut feature.

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Swan Song

By Emily Maskell

Udo Kier plays a world-weary stylist who returns to his hometown for a lucrative job in Todd Stephens' touching comedy-drama.

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Small Body

By Emily Maskell

A grieving mother sets out to give her stillborn child a proper burial in Laura Samani's affecting debut feature.

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Severance and the myth of work-life balance

By Emily Maskell

Apple TV+’s intriguing workplace drama sets a new, sinister precedent for office culture.

Looking back to move forward at BFI Flare 2022

By Emily Maskell

This year’s BFI Flare Film Festival encouraged the LGBTQIA+ community to reflect on the past in order to build a better future.

Clifton Collins Jr: ‘I never used peppermints with the horses’

By Emily Maskell

The star of Sundance hit Jockey speaks on the intricacy of working with animals and his love of movie westerns.

Jockey

By Emily Maskell

Clint Bentley's debut feature is an authentic character study profiling the realm of professional horse racing.

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Taming the Garden

By Emily Maskell

This observational documentary is an ethereal ode to nature and its fight to survive in the hands of human greed.

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Am I OK? – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Dakota Johnson grapples with her sexuality and the potential loss of her best friend in Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne’s romantic drama.

Girl Picture – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Alli Haapasalo creates an intimate coming-of-age story about two best friends on the cusp of adulthood.

The Nowhere Inn

By Emily Maskell

Annie Clark (aka St Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein set off on an unconventional road trip in this pithy meta-documentary.

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Freshman Year

By Emily Maskell

With this poignant rom-com, writer/director and star Cooper Raiff establishes himself as a vital voice for Gen Z.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

By Emily Maskell

Tom MacRae and Dan Gillespie Sells’ hit West End show is fabulously translated to the big screen.

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The timeless cinematic appeal of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’

By Emily Maskell

Decades after its original release, this bittersweet symphony continues to be an irresistible needle drop.

Pray Away

By Emily Maskell

This devastating documentary exposes the shocking truth of one of the world’s largest gay conversion therapy schemes.

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In praise of Beautiful Thing, a quintessentially British coming out movie

By Emily Maskell

Hettie Macdonald’s 1996 film contains a beautiful message of queer acceptance and togetherness.

Sweat

By Emily Maskell

Magnus von Horn’s character study of a Polish fitness influencer is an incisive comment on social media.

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Moxie

By Emily Maskell

Amy Poehler’s second feature behind the camera misses the mark in its search for humour and solidarity.

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Justine

By Emily Maskell

Jamie Patterson’s latest sees a young woman battling addiction find redemption through queer love.

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Jockey – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

This poignant character study from writer/director Clint Bentley is centred in the world of professional horse racing.

Pleasure – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature delivers an intimate perspective on the adult entertainment industry.

Cryptozoo – first-look review

By Emily Maskell

Dash Shaw’s entrancing animated fable imagines a utopia filled with a dazzling array of mythic creatures.

No Hard Feelings

By Emily Maskell

Queer romance blossoms in this tactful tale of migrant identity from first-time director Faraz Shariat.

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The Prom

By Emily Maskell

Ryan Murphy’s star-studded restaging of the hit Broadway musical hits all the right notes.

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Why Proxima is a giant leap for motherhood on screen

By Emily Maskell

Eva Green’s astronaut explores uncharted territory in more ways than one in Alice Winocour’s space drama.

And Then We Danced

By Emily Maskell

Rivalry and romance bloom in Swedish-Georgian director Levan Akin’s captivating coming-of-age drama.

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Call Me by Your Name again: André Aciman on his new novel ‘Find Me’

By Emily Maskell

The American author reveals what the future has in store for Elio and Oliver in his long-awaited sequel.

Sunshine and the existential dilemma of space travel

By Emily Maskell

With NASA to allow tourists to visit the International Space Station from 2020, what lessons can be learned from this 2007 sci-fi thriller?

What led Bo Burnham back to the eighth grade?

By Emily Maskell

Ahead of the release of his debut feature, we chart the American writer/director’s unusual career path.

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