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Past articles by Josh:

Hunt review – Stylish, energetic, executed with clear confidence

Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae stars in his directorial debut, a high-voltage espionage thriller set in 1980s South Korea. → Read More


10 great films with DIY special effects

With corn syrup and some cardboard, you too could make a masterpiece. → Read More

The Forgiven review ― Babel, but funny(-ish)?

Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes are unhappily married in John Michael McDonagh's uninspired culture clash drama. → Read More


10 great British films of 2002

Twenty years on, 2002 looks like a vintage year for British cinema. → Read More

Eiffel review – all the subtlety of a sledgehammer

A strong showing from Emma Mackey aside, this biopic of engineer Pierre Eiffel is built on rocky foundations. → Read More

a-ha: The Movie review – A compelling pop star portrait

Norway’s favourite synth-pop sons receive the full music biography treatment in this intimate documentary. → Read More

Why I love Nicolas Cage’s performance in Bringing Out the Dead

The actor is at his intense and emotional best in Martin Scorsese’s underrated late ’90s thriller. → Read More

The Outfit review – A well-constructed chamber piece

A tailor and his assistant become caught up in organised crime in Graham Moore’s compelling drama. → Read More


Where to begin with Shinji Somai

A beginner’s path through the long takes and coming-of-age narratives of a major Japanese filmmaker who deserves to be much better known in the west: Shinji Somai. → Read More


10 to see at the Edinburgh Film Festival 2021

From ghost stories to hotly anticipated musicals – ones to watch at this year’s EIFF, taking place in venues and online. → Read More

Fear Street: 1666 review – Like an occult Back to the Future Part III

Netflix’s time-skipping horror trilogy reaches a satisfying conclusion via a 17th-century Sarah Fier origin story. → Read More

Fear Street: 1978 review – Wet Hot American Slasher

The second part of Netflix’s RL Stine-inspired horror trilogy is a serious upgrade on its muddled predecessor. → Read More

Feat Street: 1994 – Scream-lite slasher with naggingly low body count

A lacklustre opening to this new trilogy of teen slasher yarns based on the books by RL Stine. → Read More


10 great horror sequels

One is the loneliest number in the world of horror movies. As cinemas welcome A Quiet Place Part II, we celebrate some of the best first sequels. → Read More


10 great debut films by music video directors

From David Fincher to Jonathan Glazer, some of the most acclaimed modern directors began their careers making music videos. Here’s what their first films looked like. → Read More

I Blame Society review – (Wo)Man Bites Dog

A filmmaker turns serial killer in this lively meta mockumentary from writer/director Gillian Wallace Horvat. → Read More


Where to stream the best Scottish films

Burns Night viewing sorted. → Read More

Rose Island review – Entertaining adaptation of an anarchistic story

An eccentric Italian engineer constructs an island utopia in the Adriatic Sea in this old-fashioned charmer. → Read More


I can remember it for you wholesale: The making of Total Recall, 30 years on

Thirty years after the release of Total Recall, we asked the film’s baddie, Michael Ironside, to cast his mind back to working with Arnold Schwarzenegger and director Paul Verhoeven on a mind-bending Philip K. Dick adaptation that was one of the most expensive films yet made. → Read More


She Dies Tomorrow: Amy Seimetz on her timely contagion film

Actor-turned-director Amy Seimetz tells us about her existential indie thriller She Dies Tomorrow, the story of a sense of doom passing from one person to another that's proven eerily resonant. → Read More