All articles by Hannah McGill

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Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

All films exist in slightly different cuts but sometimes the alternative versions are fascinating in their own right, with entirely new scenes and different rhythms that enable them to stand on their own against the original. We pick some of the most intriguing examples.

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
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Black Narcissus successfully rethinks a classic novel and film

By Hannah McGill

Black Narcissus successfully rethinks a classic novel and film
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Red, White and Blue shows the Catch-22 of Black British advancement

By Hannah McGill

Red, White and Blue shows the Catch-22 of Black British advancement
The best of 2020

Shirley doesn’t wholly come together as it picks Shirley Jackson apart

By Hannah McGill

Shirley doesn’t wholly come together as it picks Shirley Jackson apart
The best of 2020

Dick Johnson Is Dead: resurrections beat the blues

By Hannah McGill

Dick Johnson Is Dead: resurrections beat the blues
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I Hate Suzie review: Billie Piper’s tabloid target enters meltdown mode

By Hannah McGill

I Hate Suzie review: Billie Piper’s tabloid target enters meltdown mode
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Ratched review: Ken Kesey’s Big Nurse gets botched surgery

By Hannah McGill

Ratched review: Ken Kesey’s Big Nurse gets botched surgery
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Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
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Perfect 10 review: expectations are upended in this distinctive British debut

By Hannah McGill

Perfect 10 review: expectations are upended in this distinctive British debut
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How to Build a Girl review: Caitlin Moran’s inky path to media stardom

By Hannah McGill

How to Build a Girl review: Caitlin Moran’s inky path to media stardom
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Lynn + Lucy review: lost in the fog of grief

By Hannah McGill

Lynn + Lucy review: lost in the fog of grief
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Becoming review: Michelle Obama promotes positivity

By Hannah McGill

Becoming review: Michelle Obama promotes positivity
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Crip Camp review: irreverence and activism in the glow of summertime

By Hannah McGill

Crip Camp review: irreverence and activism in the glow of summertime
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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am review: a neat portrait of a fearless writer

By Hannah McGill

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am review: a neat portrait of a fearless writer
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Incidental Characters review: trivial pursuits of self-involved people

By Hannah McGill

Incidental Characters review: trivial pursuits of self-involved people
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When Lambs Become Lions review: an intimate documentary about the ivory trade

By Hannah McGill

When Lambs Become Lions review: an intimate documentary about the ivory trade
Features

Buck Henry obituary: Hollywood’s irreverent and observant raconteur

By Hannah McGill

Buck Henry obituary: Hollywood’s irreverent and observant raconteur
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Amanda review: a Parisian tale of life after terror

By Hannah McGill

Amanda review: a Parisian tale of life after terror
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Citizen K review: a fascinating portrait of a charismatic former oligarch

By Hannah McGill

Citizen K review: a fascinating portrait of a charismatic former oligarch
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Sons of Denmark review: a chilling vision of far-right radicalisation

By Hannah McGill

Sons of Denmark review: a chilling vision of far-right radicalisation
Features

Object lesson: The umbrellas of cinema

By Hannah McGill

Object lesson: The umbrellas of cinema
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Shooting the Mafia review: Italy’s first female photojournalist looks back in anguish

By Hannah McGill

Shooting the Mafia review: Italy’s first female photojournalist looks back in anguish
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Tehran: City of Love review – a droll Iranian dating comedy

By Hannah McGill

Tehran: City of Love review – a droll Iranian dating comedy
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Film of the week: Girl is an intimate, imperfect portrayal of trans life

By Hannah McGill

Film of the week: Girl is an intimate, imperfect portrayal of trans life
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Distant Constellation review: a complex and illuminating look at old age

By Hannah McGill

Distant Constellation review: a complex and illuminating look at old age
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Film of the week: Jeune femme is a divisive portrait of a flamboyantly chaotic young woman

By Hannah McGill

Film of the week: Jeune femme is a divisive portrait of a flamboyantly chaotic young woman
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Girl friends on film: the rare case of lifelike female friendships on the big screen

By Hannah McGill

Girl friends on film: the rare case of lifelike female friendships on the big screen
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Beach Rats review: Eliza Hittman lights a fuse in the closet

By Hannah McGill

Beach Rats review: Eliza Hittman lights a fuse in the closet
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Film of the week: Quest’s loving, humane family portrait

By Hannah McGill

Film of the week: Quest’s loving, humane family portrait
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