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The Levelling

It would be wrong to say British film hasn’t dealt with the countryside, but it certainly hasn’t dealt with it in any depth. For the first half-century or so of British cinema it might as well have been a painted backdrop, just some pretty, quintessentially

The Unknown Girl

The Unknown Girl is the latest film from the Belgian Dardenne brothers, those purveyors of social realism who achieved critical and commercial acclaim most recently for their 2014 film Two Days, One Night, which starred Marion Cotillard as Sandra, a young woman who, following an

Mustang

Prisons aren’t just buildings to house and punish those who have wronged society, they can also be of psychological and social construction, the flexibility of the notion has seen it bend and twist into one of fiction’s most well-travelled concepts. As far as film is