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David Upton

David Upton has a Masters degree in Film Studies from King’s College London and is the Film Editor for online magazine So So Gay. He is on Twitter @randomfurlong.


Reviews

Sunday, May 4 2014

'Bastards' Makes Despair Bleed from the Walls

Claire Denis' jagged filmmaking is matched by the nihilistic darkness of her latest assault on the senses.


Tuesday, March 25 2014

'Inside No. 9' Is a Bit Like a Box of Chocolates, Albeit One Full of Dark, Bitter Sweets

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton turn down the grotesque but amp up the insidious mixture of morbid comedy and genuine creepiness for this series of stand-alone tales.


Sunday, March 9 2014

Roger Michell's Homage to Godard Leaves Its Characters Literally Breathless

Roger Michell and Hanif Kureishi reunite in Le Week-End, a surprisingly uncompromising portrait of a long, restless marriage.


Wednesday, February 19 2014

The Chequered History of Nuns in Film

Guillaume Nicloux's 'The Nun' has a translucent woman at its centre; her face at first a budding rose becomes increasingly drawn and bruised over the course of the film.


Thursday, February 13 2014

The Darcys Have Reputation Anxiety in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

The spectre of murder threatens to divide Elizabeth and Darcy in this adaptation of P.D. James' Austen homage, but the poor grasp of character might be the more devastating crime, here.


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