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TheatricalA Second Chance (2014)
20/03/2015 | Nikki Baughan

While Susanne Bier's latest may share similar themes with her previous work, Serena, not least the extreme behaviours born out of desperation and the life-changing nature of parenthood, the two could  [ ... ]


TheatricalInside Llewyn Davis (2013)
29/07/2014 | Nikki Baughan

In shadowy close-up, alone on a smoky club stage in 1960s New York City, the titular Mr Davis (Oscar Isaac) sings a plaintive version of Dave Van Ronk’s ‘Hang Me, Oh Hang Me’. Accompanied only b [ ... ]


TheatricalSin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
28/08/2014 | Nikki Baughan

A decade after Robert Rodriguez teamed up with graphic novelist Frank Miller to bring Miller’s celebrated Sin City to jaw-dropping life, their follow-up navigates the same schlocky, sweaty, super-st [ ... ]


Written by Nikki Baughan Monday, 10 August 2015 12:44
Interview

After wowing audience at last year's London Film Festival, intense British drama War Book will this week make its TV debut on BBC Four. Filmed almost entirely in one room, it follows a small group of government aides as they act out the war book; protocol designed to test government response in the event of nuclear conflict. In an exclusive interview, director Tom Harper and writer Jack Thorne reveal why it is a film they simply had to make...

 

Read more: Director Tom Harper and Writer Jack Thorne Discuss War Book

Written by Nikki Baughan Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:49
Theatrical

With stage-to-screen adaptations, much of the immediacy and vitality of the original production can so be easily lost in translation. Not so with London Road, which makes its way to the big screen via critically acclaimed runs at London’s Cottsloe and Olivier theatres and loses absolutely none of its impact in the process.

Read more: London Road (2015)

Written by Nikki Baughan Thursday, 16 April 2015 19:59
Theatrical

Young Irish writer/director Gerard Barrett follows up his 2013 debut Pilgrim Hill with the equally as gritty Glassland, a film which makes the absolute most of its two excellent leads to present a powerful study of the devastating personal battles being fought behind myriad ordinary doors. Here, Barrett addresses the same themes of isolation, despair and parental relationships as in his first film, but shifts his focus from the empty expanses of rural Ireland to the claustrophobic confines of the nondescript working class backstreets of Dublin.

Read more: Glassland (2014)

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I have been writing about international film for various print and online publications for well over a decade, since falling in love with film after first catching sight of Gone With the Wind on TV.

While studying cinema at Leicester University, I became the film editor for its student paper. After graduating, I got a job at the UK's longest running movie mag Film Review where I worked my way up from producation assistant to becoming the first female editor in its history. Following Film Review, I joined film industry publication movieScope where, during my five years as editor, I oversaw its evolution from niche magazine to respected international resource. I was nominated for Editor of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors for my work on movieScope.

As a freelance writer, I have written about film and culture for a variety of magazines and websites, including BBC Online, Little White Lies, Filmstar and Kodak's In Camera and The List, and my particular passion is promoting the equal representation of women throughout all aspects of the industry, both in front of and behind the camera. I am a member of various professional bodies, including London Film Critics Circle, Women in Film and TV and Alliance of Women Film Journalists.

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