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In what can only be described as an attempt to one-up to Disney+, HBO have revealed the latest offering available on their soon-launching streaming service: 21 Studio Ghibli movies to stream exclusively through their plat...   read

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The following is a transcript of the Q&A with director Cory Finley and writer Mike Makowsky following the screening of Bad Education, starring Hugh Jackman and Alison Janney at the BFI London Film Festival 2019. Pl...   read
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October has proven to be a busy month for Flixist, with a fantastic array of film and gaming events covered by our busy writers at this year’s New York Film Festival and New York Comic Con. Although we've yet to figure ...   read
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  Watch Video It’s remarkable that the feats of Harriet Tubman, former slave-turned-civil-rights-activist, is a story that’s not been told in film before. A woman who became an abolitionist in the lead up to the American Ci...   read
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  Watch Video Spend any amount of time in the UK and you’ll soon realise that weather is a favourite topic of conversation for Brits. So, in a year that’s been full of veritable storms, heatwaves, and hurricanes, it’s o...   read
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  Watch Video It’s taken time to properly piece together my thoughts on Knives Out. It’s the sort of film that, because it’s been so carefully thought out, lends itself to equally careful consideration. Moulded unmist...   read
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Whether or not you’re familiar with all the details of the $11.2 million public school embezzlement scandal in New York in the early 00s, you soon will be after Cory Finley takes to the screen again this festival ...   read
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  Watch Video Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) run a theatre company together in New York. Charlie directs, Nicole acts, they’re married, and they have a son. All has been well for years, but somehow it isn't...   read
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  Watch Video An indictment of bureaucracy at an acute level, The Report is the recipient of a lot of buzz online, largely owing to its high-profile cast and imminent Netflix release. Featuring Annette Bening (in a successful run, she...   read
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  Watch Video The King is, in a word, severe. Formidably darker than Henry V adaptations in the past, it centres on a troubled Hal (Timothée Chalamet) who reluctantly takes on the mantle of kingship from a manipulative father (Ben...   read
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  Watch Video During the opening sequence of Jojo Rabbit, Britpop plays over a montage of Nazi paraphernalia and propaganda. Archive footage shows Hitler reaching down from a podium to girls screaming to be with him, probably crying to...   read
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  Watch Video With a week to go before their 29th wedding anniversary, Edward (Bill Nighy) decides not to take his wife Grace (Annette Bening) out for dinner. Instead, he packs a bag and tells her he wants a divorce. Their comfy family...   read
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  Watch Video If anyone can tease out the devilish humour and absurdity from Dickens, it’s Iannucci. The creative force behind satires like The Thick of It and The Death of Stalin is so well-matched to the material, in fact, that i...   read
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A mobster flick that puts an elderly Chinese woman into a gang war in New York, Lucky Grandma was a bit of light fun to open LFF this year. Following the story of Grandma/Nai Nai (the energetic and cunning Tsai Chin), ...   read
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  Watch Video The word synaesthesia refers to a trait in which a person experiences merged senses simultaneously -- such as hearing colours or seeing sound. It’s the only word I can use to touch on the intensity of the visual and ...   read
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  Watch Video The Spy puts Sach Baron Cohen in a darkly gripping, real-life tale of espionage, following the life of Egyptian-born Eli Cohen. The story traces his infiltration into the highest ranks of the Syrian government in the early ...   read
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  Watch Video Cast your mind back to the summer, and you’ll probably remember an intense heatwave and the release of Stranger Things season 3. If you’re one of the 40.7 million Netflix streamers who watched the series...   read

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Hot off the heels of his performance in Todd Phillips’ Joker, Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in an upcoming collaboration with A24 and film and music video director Mike Mills.  Phoenix’s most preval...   read

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If there’s one rule in showbiz, it’s that you never, ever get on the wrong side of Liza Minnelli. Ever. Unfortunately, director Rupert Goold didn’t get the memo and has proceeded to forge ahead with a biop...   read

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I’ve written at length about my admiration for Andrew Scott. Whether it’s his turn as Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, a psychotic London cabbie in the Black Mirror episode Smithereens, or as Hot Priest i...   read

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The 2019 Emmys "It's so wonderful and reassuring to know that a dirty, pervy, angry and messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys.” I’d warrant you’d be just as surprised as Phoebe Waller-Bridge if the ...   read
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There have already been some super creative fan responses to Spider-Man’s newfangled E.D.I.T.H glasses, which made their big screen debut in Far From Home over the summer. Some YouTubers have even gone so far as t...   read

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  Watch Video Reader, I am still not fully over the unceremonious booting of Tom Holland from the Avengers franchise. But if anything could make me feel marginally better on the subject, it would be the release of a few extra minutes o...   read

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When your film becomes a byword for “a plunge into the darkest corners of the human soul”, you know something’s gone wrong. Very, very wrong. So wrong, in fact, that over 40 of your elite festival glitte...   read

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Remember Stranger Things? That little show that popped up earlier in the summer that we all binged on the first day? Even if you’ve forgotten its mega success, star Millie Bobby Brown hasn’t -- and hasn’...   read

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  Watch Video Now, I don’t know why, but someone thought it would be fun to sync up the audio from Cats with the trailer for The Mandalorian. And the worst thing is, it fits. Either, trailers nowadays are way too formulaic and concoc...   read

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  Watch Video Unlike the rest of us, Netflix hasn’t been sat around complaining about heatwaves this summer: it’s been busy bringing us some truly excellent trailers for its new releases. With Venice Film Festival underw...   read

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  Watch Video I’m really impressed with Netflix’s slate of recently announced shows. They’re gearing up to be genuinely original, funny features and series that don’t just masquerade as great drama for the sake o...   read
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  Watch Video Disney have certainly been busy working on a brand new slate of films. Following on from the announcement of a few original productions this weekend at the D23 Expo, including the unlikely musical Soul, another newly-releas...   read

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  Watch Video This weekend has been one wild ride for Disney at the D23 Expo. Probably the most ground-shaking news has come with the announcement that Tom Holland will no longer feature in the MCU as Spider-Man, leaving the entire MC...   read
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About Sian Francis Coxone of us since 2:37 PM on 04.26.2018

Based in the UK, Sian is an editor and regular contributor to Flixist, with bylines at Destructoid, and has worked as managing editor for Film Enthusiast. Her specialism is in early European arthouse cinema, and her tastes vary from silent comedies to Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and Marvel.
 
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