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  • Neil Baker

    Neils passion for film began in childhood, spending every Saturday afternoon in his local cinema. As he grew, his love of film grew with him, developing a particular interest in world cinema, LGBTQ+ representation and cinema as a medium for social change. Finally, in 2019 Neil brought his personal love of film to the internet, launching Cinerama Film as a not for profit online magazine and resource. Neil is also an equality and diversity practitioner, working across sectors to further build social inclusion.
  • Sabastian Astley

    Sab joined the Cinerama Film team in January 2021 and is currently studying film at University in London. Sab loves horror and all things strange. His favourite director is Yorgos Lanthimos, and he's always looking out for interesting new features and documentaries to highlight.
  • Agnes Sajti

    Agnes joined Cinerama Film Online in August 2020 as a volunteer writer. Agnes studied at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, achieving a Masters degree in Film Studies. Her specialist interest in film focuses on Hollywood's golden era, Pre-Code films and film noir. Agnes currently writes monthly articles for both our retrospective page and curated collections. Her work exploring many of the golden age movies that have become the templates for modern film, while also exploring lesser-known film classics.

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Great, innovative and very nearly outstanding, we highly recommend it.

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Good, interesting and entertaining. 

★★

Average and largely uninspiring. 

Below Average, flawed and disappointing.

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Human Factors

Human Factors – A story splintered into strands that have little connection

Human Factors is showing at Sundance London on the 1st August, book tickets here. Picture this. A middle-class family escape to their holiday home for some rest and relaxation, only for a break-in to interrupt their idyllic retreat. Only the mother sees it, and then it’s down to the family to compare their perspectives, only they’re contradicting one another. Was there really a break-in? If that sounds quite riveting, perhaps something in a similar vein to Haneke’s Cache, then you felt the same as I did. Now imagine my disappointment when Human Factors ignores that premise. Instead, Ronny Trocker transforms what was a

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Zola

Zola – A story crazier on paper than it is on screen

Zola is showing at Sundance London on the 1st August, book tickets here Y’all wanna hear a review about Janicza Bravo’s Zola? It’s kind of wild and full of Floridian antics. Okay, listen up. Back in 2015, you may or may not remember a prolific Twitter thread by Aziah ‘Zola’ King, in which she detailed what could best be described as a fucked up weekend in Florida, or possibly just a regular Florida weekend. Many commented on the movie-like nature of the events, and it’s hard to deny that – as it was captivating! Especially with King’s penmanship. The story had

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The Servant

STUDIOCANAL announces a 4K restoration of Joseph Losey’s The Servant (1963)

To celebrate the centenary of British acting legend Dirk Bogarde STUDIOCANAL is thrilled to announce a brand new 4K restoration of Joseph Losey’s ground-breaking classic THE SERVANT. The multiple BAFTA-winning film, which has been meticulously restored as part of their VINTAGE CLASSICS collection, will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival on 19th August, followed by a cinema release on 10th September and a 4K UHD collector’s edition Blu-ray, DVD & Digital release on 20th September.  Based on the screenplay by revered playwright Harold Pinter, THE SERVANT stars beloved British actor Dirk Bogarde (DEATH IN VENICE, THE BLUE LAMP, DARLING, ACCIDENT) in the title role, alongside James Fox (A PASSAGE TO INDIA, THE CHASE), Sarah Miles (THE BIG SLEEP, RYAN’S DAUGHTER) and Wendy Craig (THE NANNY, THE MIND BENDERS).   Cited by Bong

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