Christopher Marchant

Christopher Marchant

Christopher Marchant is an entertainment journalist with a degree in Film from Sussex University, and an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University London. In his spare time he likes obsessing over American politics and long walks along Ruislip Lido. A collection of Christopher's works can be found at christophermarchant.wordpress.com, and he tweets at @BrianInvincible.

Diego Maradona: The first hand account

★★★★☆ This third documentary feature from Asif Kapadia in some ways combines themes from his first two; the sporting adulation of Ayrton Senna, and the drug fuelled descents of Amy Winehouse. Diego Maradona opens with a car chase, combining with a electro beat to ground the audience in the high...

Dirty God: Scars never heal

★★★☆☆ Jade (Vicky Knight) is released from hospital, bearing the disfigurement caused by an acid attack perpetrated by her former partner and father to her child. As might be expected by the logline, this film is a tough watch that forces the viewer every moment to face up to the...

Cannes 2019 Review: Deerskin

★★★★☆ With the festival over for another year, and the winner of the Palme D'or Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, I'm bringing some focus to a film I feel was one of the many hidden gems to be found at this year's festival (with quick shoutouts to My Brother's Love and the...

Cannes 2019 review: Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You

★★★★★ It all seems so simple; tired of horrible bosses and demeaning employment, Ricky (Kris Hitchen) decides to become a delivery driver under the oversight of ‘patron saint of nasty bastards’ Maloney (Ross Brewster). Quickly ensnared in a workaholic system of abuse and exploitation, Ricky and his wife Abbie (Debbie...

Cannes 2019 review: The Dead Don’t Die

★★☆☆☆ What makes Shaun of the Dead such an accomplished film is its combination of parody, comedy, and some genuinely well drawn characters. The Dead Don’t Die falls flat on all three fronts. This zombie comedy by Jim Jarmusch opened the Cannes Film Festival, but likely for its all star...

Cannes preview

A quarter of century after Pulp Fiction won the Canne's top prize, the Palme d’Or, Quentin Taratino is again showcasing the film with the most media attention. In this case it is the already controversial Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, a historical film centred around the Manson murders and...

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