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Patrick Ball

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Patrick Ball is a writer from Sheffield with a background in academic philosophy. As well as writing about film for Now Then, he writes fiction and poetry.

Joker

Something like Joker was inevitable. With the superhero genre having long since conquered contemporary cinema, it was only a matter of time …

Bait: 'Uncanny and singular'

Bait is a film about a familiar and very contemporary conflict: the locals of a tiny Cornish fishing village being squeezed out by an influx…

The Farewell

The set-up of The Farewell could be that of a straightforward melodrama or dark comedy. Billi (Awkwafina), a struggling writer in New York, …

The Dead Don't Die

Art-weird cinema tackles the zombie film in The Dead Don't Die, a shaggy, near-meaningless and characteristically deadpan half-parody from …

Birds of Passage

The afterimages of violence circulate through multiple worlds in Birds of Passage, the newest film from the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the S…

Minding The Gap

The winner of the Audience Award at last year's Sheffield Doc/Fest, Minding The Gap is a stunning, heartfelt and candid chronicle of the ear…

Orange Cheesecake: 35 Chapel Walk

The Orange Cheesecake exhibition fills every wall of the art space at 35 Chapel Walk from floor to ceiling. The effect can be a little overw…