Nick Chen

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Film & TVAlfonso Cuarón & Chaitanya Tamhane on their celebration of Hindustani music
In the Earth 5
Film & TVBen Wheatley on the perils of shooting a psychedelic pandemic horror
Shiva Baby 10
Film & TVShiva Baby is about ‘how being a young woman is a horror movie’
Surge by Aneil Karia 3
Film & TVSurge director Aneil Karia on his favourite stressful movies
APPLES by Christos Nikou_4
Film & TVApples: an esoteric black comedy about a virus that erases your memories
Spring Blossom
Film & TVSuzanne Lindon on the cliché-avoiding age gap romance of Spring Blossom
Black Bear 3
Film & TVActor Aubrey Plaza on acting in a psychosexual thriller about acting
UNDINE 2
Film & TVGerman arthouse icon Christian Petzold on Undine: a supernatural love story
Quo Vadis, Aida? – Jasmila Žbanić
Film & TVHow Quo Vadis, Aida? subverts all expectations of historical trauma movies
Sound of Metal
Film & TVSound of Metal is a Riz Ahmed-starring film about rage and healing
Not Fade Away – David Chase
Film & TVThe Sopranos creator’s bygone coming-of-age film starring James Gandolfini
 A Sun – Chung Mong-hong 5
Film & TVA Sun: Taiwan’s heartbreaking epic and Oscar hopeful hidden on Netflix
Poly Styrene I Am A Cliche 2
Film & TVPoly Styrene: seven records that define the punk pioneer’s rebel life
Jumbo by Zoé Wittock
Film & TVJumbo: an erotic story about a woman falling in love with a rollercoaster
Stewart Lee and Michael Cumming
Film & TVStewart Lee and Michael Cumming on their 10 favourite cult documentaries
August in the Water 4
Film & TVAugust in the Water: a Japanese teen sci-fi dream with no Wikipedia page
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets 2
Film & TVThe film documenting a Las Vegas dive bar in all its messy glory
Films-of-the-year
Film & TVThe 10 best films of 2020
Cocoon by Leonie Krippendorff 2
Film & TVLeonie Krippendorff on her lesbian coming-of-age film, Cocoon
Andrea Riseborough in Possessor 2
Film & TVAndrea Riseborough on Possessor, a kinky body-horror about mind control
Patrick, Tim Mielants
Film & TVPatrick: an eccentric black comedy set in a Belgian nudist camp
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Film & TV9 arthouse films about isolation to watch during lockdown
Summer of 85, François Ozon 6
Film & TVSummer of 85: a queer coming-of-age romance soaked in sex, sun, and tragedy
The Other Lamb 10
Film & TVThe all-female cult horror film that’s being compared to Midsommar