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How the film industry is adapting in response to COVID-19

10 Apr 2020

Including free online film courses, virtual Q&As, screening parties, support groups and mental health consultations

The film industry is one of the cultural sectors that has been hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, largely due to cinemas shutting their doors, film shootings temporarily being suspended, premieres getting postponed and film festivals cancelling their…

Film Festival of Solitude: 'All of us struggle with the feeling of loneliness, a feeling only increased by our current living situations'

10 Apr 2020

John McEwan-Whyte discusses the Napier Filmmaking Society's COVID-inspired film festival and connecting with others while under self-isolation

As the COVID-19 pandemic shutters the doors to our favourite haunts, and social distancing becomes the law of the land, we've all had to find ways to adapt to this new, strange reality. Live streaming, social media and the all-powerful, all-seeing Zoom…


10 Apr 20204 stars

Alan Yang shows us his serious side in this personal and stirring tale of coming to America

Alan Yang, best known as writer and producer on comedy shows such as Parks and Recreation and Master of None, turns his hand to more serious subject matter, in a film inspired by the stories his Taiwanese father told him about growing up poor under…

Best Disney animated classics to stream right now

9 Apr 2020

Feeling nostalgic and longing for simpler times? Get lost in the magical world of Disney with these animated classics

Before conquering the majority of the film industry and turning to CGI heaven to remake its own classics, Disney had shaped so many childhood over the last 80 years. We take a look at the best animations made by the studio in the 20th century to revisit…

Home Cinema 4: Five films to watch right now

7 Apr 2020

Our weekly guide to the best films available on home entertainment platforms

Here at The List we tend to look forward to what's on the horizon, but when that's a whole lot of staying in knowing what to watch right now in the comfort of your home has never been more needed. To help ride out these challenging times, we will be…

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