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Alistair is a 23 year old former journalism student from the sun-soaked city of Leeds, England, who has recently moved down to Cambridge. After spending two decades as "King of the North", it was time for a change and a move down south to work at a local newspaper followed. He has been writing about film since the start of 2014. If you like his writing, his work can also be found on Gay Essential, CutPrintFilm, Cinemole (his Wordpress blog) and over on his Letterboxd and YouTube pages. Because of his work for Film Inquiry, he is also a recognised member of GALECA, the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics' Association.

A great director can elevate a movie that is nothing short of trash cinema into something masterful. Throughout his career, Orson Welles repeatedly chose

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Kingsman British

In the last instalment of this series, I examined how British movies would get funded and released when faced with extensive government cuts. Now

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Ishtar

Cinematic failures appear in all shapes and sizes; some are critically acclaimed upon release only to become hated months later. Others get shunned by critics

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Mommy

I was having a conversation recently with a friend who complained about how he gets annoyed when he sees child celebrities, as “they’ve already

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Before it had even stepped into the ring, Southpaw was dead on arrival. After all, although boxing isn’t the sport that has generated the

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Far From The Madding Crowd

Under the last government, the UK film council (which supported the funding, production and distribution of British films) was scrapped, as prime minister David

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Amy

Asif Kapadia isn’t the documentary filmmaker of our times, but he is one of the most timely. In the digital age where all information

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Ever since the glory days of silent cinema, Hollywood has been criticised of running out of ideas. This is why the biopic is the

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Ant-Man

Before watching Ant-Man, it would be safe to predict that the movie would be the film that destroys the foundations of the Marvel Cinematic

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There is something so endlessly fascinating about the character of Sherlock Holmes that prevents him from ever becoming boring to audiences, no matter how

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