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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.

Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky's mother! hits UK cinemas this week, and no other film this year has provoked such a volatile reaction. Glance briefly at the review

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Raindance 25th

In anticipation of the 25th Raindance Film Festival - taking place from September 20th to October 1st in London - we spotlight ten of

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My Pure Land

Nazo Dharejo's story is extraordinary. It's standard for films based on true stories to end with title cards that tell the audience what happened next.

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Kills On Wheels

There isn't much to say about Kills on Wheels. That's saying something, for a film that seems built to stand out. This Hungarian submission

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Little Wing Film Festival

The Little Wing Film Festival opened last night with a programme of shorts by emerging young filmmakers. The opening night took place at the Hen

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LGBT+ Britain

It is often LGBT+ British films that capture the place I live in most vividly. I watch a film like Weekend and feel like it

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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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Raindance 25th

On the morning of August 15th, the curators of the Raindance Film Festival gathered with members of the press at Vue Leicester Square to

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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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