Orla Smith
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Orla thinks that Sofia Coppola is the greatest living director, so you'll probably disagree with her at least 50% of the time. At least. She was born and raised in Watford which, for all you internationals out there, is near enough to London for you to mentally-register it as such, if you don't know what a Watford is. She's studying film and hopes to make a few of them herself one day, but in the meantime she's happy watching, writing and talking about them every hour of every day. Really, it's unhealthy. Somebody should stop her.

Your Name

After a limited run last December, Your Name is returning to UK cinemas in both IMAX and standard formats. After breaking box office records


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Rooney Mara

Any half decent actor can make words on a page sound real; what makes a master is moment to moment unpredictability. It's why we all


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Christopher Nolan

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Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola is distinguishable for two seemingly conflicting qualities: each of her films focuses on a similar dreamy ennui, but each is also startlingly

The Beguiled

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Okja Jake Gyllenhaal

There is a moment in Bong Joon-ho's Okja when all concepts of quality spin out of whack. I can tell you exactly when that is:

Sofia Coppola's La Traviata: The BRWC Review

For her opera directing debut, Sofia Coppola has chosen Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata - and no more fitting a choice could have been made. Translated