William Stottor

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Bo Burnham: Inside: Side-splitting Comedy Special (Review)

Bo Burnham: Inside is one of the greatest films to emerge from the pandemic, an always funny, frequently scathing and often emotional tour-de-force of comedy.

Goodbye, Dragon Inn: A Bittersweet Ode to Cinema (Review)

Goodbye, Dragon Inn is a meditative, impactful farewell to a cinema in Taipei and exerts even more resonance when looked at through the lens of the past year.

The Taiwanese Tales of Edward Yang

To round off our celebration of Asian Heritage Month, we look at three of Edward Yang’s finest films and at what makes them so powerful in their complexity and so long-standing in their impact.

The 10 Greatest East Asian Films, Ranked

To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, we look at the 10 greatest East Asian films ever made, ranked from worst to best and with selections ranging from the 1950s right up to 2019.

Proper Binge: Gritty but Hopeful Drama (Review)

With its black and white tone and grounded realism, Proper Binge is a rightfully uncomfortable descent into alcoholism.

Things Heard & Seen: A Ghost Story with Intelligence (Review)

Despite a lack of clear direction, Things Heard and Seen remains a complex and engaging relationship drama with impressive lead performances from Amanda Seyfried and James Norton.

The Kid Detective: A Witty, Stylish Noir Mystery (Review)

Oozing with style and delivering a top-notch mystery story, The Kid Detective is a refreshing piece of cinema with a poignant performance from Adam Brody.

Moffie: Heavy Themes in Apartheid War Romance (Review)

Analysing racism and homophobia in 1980s South Africa, Moffie is necessarily difficult viewing and on occasion surprisingly beautiful.

Rūrangi: Celebrating Trans Representation (BFI Flare Review)

One of the finest and most memorable films of the year so far, Rūrangi is a textbook guide on how to create a compelling drama.

Cowboys: An Intelligent Portrayal of Transgenderism (BFI Flare Review)

Well-intentioned and heartfelt, Cowboys ultimately takes on too many genres and tones, which leaves it feeling slightly misdirected.