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Thomas Atkinson
City University, London
19-year-old Journalism student at City. I write for the film section here and on a music site called Amador Records. I admire reporters who do the difficult, terrifying, brave work that they do and could never do myself. But nobody turns a phrase like the greatest critics.
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The Beatles' animated film returns to screens this summer

Yellow Submarine re-release review - taking families on psychedelic trips since 1968

The Beatles' animated film returns to screens this summer

People will be stupider for having seen this movie.

Jurassic World review - the dumbest movie ever made

People will be stupider for having seen this movie.

Lucrecia Martel's uneven, steamy comeback
We look over the five finalists in Creative England's shortFLIX competition.

ShortFLIX Finals review - variety and youthful ideas win the day, for better or for worse

We look over the five finalists in Creative England's shortFLIX competition.

The short film competition will air all the entries on Sky Arts.

Creative England's shortFLIX to air on Sky Arts

The short film competition will air all the entries on Sky Arts.

Claire Denis' inimitable eye feels more distant than usual.
Nanfu Wang's intimate character study breaks open unexpected American issues.

East End Film Festival: I Am Another You review - enchantingly contradictory documentary

Nanfu Wang's intimate character study breaks open unexpected American issues.

John Krasinski proves to be a strong talent in the horror genre.

A Quiet Place review - a magnificently controlled personal horror story

John Krasinski proves to be a strong talent in the horror genre.

Jenna Bass' body-swap teen drama is too blunt to cut deep.

East End Film Festival: High Fantasy review - botched high-concept drama

Jenna Bass' body-swap teen drama is too blunt to cut deep.

The London festival will take place between the 11th and 29th April

East End Film Festival Announces Line-Up

The London festival will take place between the 11th and 29th April

We discuss the auteur's best films
Ava DuVernay, through no fault of her own, fails to live up to the hype

A Wrinkle in Time review - a nonsensical fantasy picture with more heart than brains

Ava DuVernay, through no fault of her own, fails to live up to the hype

The great director's messy ode to the fanboys who made him famous

Ready Player One review - Spielberg's gargantuan splurge of escapism

The great director's messy ode to the fanboys who made him famous

Warwick Thornton's Western breaks open the dark history of racism in Australia

Sweet Country review - elemental racism in the outback

Warwick Thornton's Western breaks open the dark history of racism in Australia

Brutality is made brainy in slinky Russian spy picture

Red Sparrow review - Jennifer Lawrence slays in nasty sexploitation thriller

Brutality is made brainy in slinky Russian spy picture

Clio Barnard's dreary farmer drama fails to impress

Dark River review - a glum drama in the Dales

Clio Barnard's dreary farmer drama fails to impress

The mystery is how this avoided being a complete chore.

My Little Pony: The Movie review - imperfect but not disastrous

The mystery is how this avoided being a complete chore.

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