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Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

A pop icon gone too soon, Whitney Houston went from being a pop princess to a performing laughing stock due to her drug-related addiction but the face Whitney choose to show to the outside world was one to cover the turmoil her life was in,…

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

Motorsport. Meh. There was an acute sense of apathy around all aspects of racing for this writer; Sunday morning memories of watching cars go round and round and round made lie-ins all the more appealing. Notice the past tense. Steve…

Cannes 2017: Sea Sorrow (2017)

Vanessa Redgrave’s decision to make her directorial debut at 80 years of age wasn’t born out of creative curiosity, but a moral duty. Over 50+ years, she has built a formidable reputation as a human rights activist, reaching out to…

Fire At Sea (2016)

There’s a particularly sobering sequence early on in Gianfranco Rosi’s pensive meditation on the migrant crises, in which we watch an elderly native of the Italian Pelagie isle Lampedusa as she potters about her kitchen listening to the…

EIFF 2016: Brothers (2015)

You know how it is. You're at a party, or a family gathering, and at some point you end up sitting alongside the proud parents who won't accept that others don't find their child quite as special as they do. You may have to look through…