The Sussex Pass at the White Hart, Wadhurst

The Sussex Pass at the White Hart, Wadhurst

To say that your average Londoner is hungry for a holiday is an almost laughable understatement. For most, after over a year spent primarily hunkered on the sofa, the desire to go anywhere not contained within a one-mile radius of your house is probably on a par for urgency with...

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Bow Street Police Museum

Bow Street Police Museum

Much like religion, taxes and the macarena, the police feel like a perennial concept in human society, dating back into the shadows of prehistory. In reality however police forces as we understand them only started in the furnace of the Industrial Revolution. The Bow Street Police Museum is an interesting...

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs

A person reliving the same day over and over again in an endless purgatorial cycle doesn’t exactly sound like cinematic catnip but, rather fittingly, it’s been repeated enough times to make something of a cottage industry. According to the confusingly actually existent Wikipedia page, a ‘list of films featuring time...

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

There are few tropes that are as well-worn as the alcoholic detective. Even uncontacted tribesmen in the Amazon basin could probably get the gist of “he’s a loose cannon…but he gets results.” Huge swathes of our televisual landscape and innumerable forests worth of pulp literature are dedicated to badge carrying...

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Gaming and the Alt-Right

Gaming and the Alt-Right

In the shocked aftermath of the Columbine school shooting, the American government took a long, hard look at the lax gun control laws that had allowed the massacre to take place. Then they took an equally long, hard look at how much of their re-election funds were bankrolled by the...

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Best films of the past decade

Best films of the past decade

Every decade has its gems but some of the cinema produced in the ten years KCW London has been reviewing truly makes the head and soul ring. As the Christmas break is upon us, we’ve collected some of our favourites below for you to enjoy and look back on. To...

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Mank

Mank

The year is 1940 and Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Mank to his friends and enemies) is thirteen years away from fulfilling his lifetime ambition of drinking himself to death. Feeling, perhaps accurately, that his drunken sardonic rants have long since burned most of his bridges to the Hollywood establishment,...

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Relic

Relic

Horror deals with fear of the unknown and in most cases that ‘unknown’ is death. Our own inevitable end is frightening on such a profound level that when horror films try to scare us, they usually have to dress it up with blood-crazed werewolves or giggling ghosts. In contrast Relic,...

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The Human Voice

The Human Voice

The new short by Pedro Almodóvar makes the bold statement that getting dumped sucks. ‘Freely adapted’ (in the words of the credits) from a play by Jean Cocteau, The Human Voice whips by in a svelte, perfectly engineered thirty minutes that would leave me hungry for more if it wasn’t...

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