All articles by Trevor Johnston

Reviews

Bloodlands dredges up Northern Ireland’s troubled past

Writer Chris Brandon’s four-part crime series provides impressively detailed historical-political context – but subsequently undermines it.

By Trevor Johnston

Bloodlands dredges up Northern Ireland’s troubled past
Reviews

The Drifters is a stylish road movie cramped by little England

By Trevor Johnston

The Drifters is a stylish road movie cramped by little England
Reviews

The Dissident traces a detailed portrait of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination

By Trevor Johnston

The Dissident traces a detailed portrait of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination
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News of the World is a plodding fable of the reconstruction

By Trevor Johnston

News of the World is a plodding fable of the reconstruction
From the Sight and Sound archive

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
Reviews

The Serpent is a heady 1970s-set portrait of a globetrotting playboy killer

By Trevor Johnston

The Serpent is a heady 1970s-set portrait of a globetrotting playboy killer
Reviews

Mayor carefully undercuts received notions about contemporary Palestine

By Trevor Johnston

Mayor carefully undercuts received notions about contemporary Palestine
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County Lines is fresh British drama that crosses new cinematic borders

By Trevor Johnston

County Lines is fresh British drama that crosses new cinematic borders
The best of 2020

Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption

By Trevor Johnston

Collective takes a scalpel to the contagion of corruption
Reviews

Hillbilly Elegy is white trash for tourists

By Trevor Johnston

Hillbilly Elegy is white trash for tourists
Reviews

Away review: more science and less soap would make this space opera soar

By Trevor Johnston

Away review: more science and less soap would make this space opera soar
Reviews

Real review: rebuilding Black lives in Portsmouth

By Trevor Johnston

Real review: rebuilding Black lives in Portsmouth
The best of 2020

I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Charlie Kaufman’s new nightmare surpasses all expectations

By Trevor Johnston

I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Charlie Kaufman’s new nightmare surpasses all expectations
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Reviews

The Invincibles (director’s cut) review: the rebirth of a paranoid policier

By Trevor Johnston

The Invincibles (director’s cut) review: the rebirth of a paranoid policier
Interviews

Lockdown lessons: Sheffield Doc/Fest director Cíntia Gil on defending the collective experience of cinema

By Trevor Johnston

Lockdown lessons: Sheffield Doc/Fest director Cíntia Gil on defending the collective experience of cinema
Reviews

Hollywood review: Ryan Murphy rewrites post-war Tinseltown history

By Trevor Johnston

Hollywood review: Ryan Murphy rewrites post-war Tinseltown history
Features

Lockdown lessons: 13 UK film industry leaders on coping with Covid

By Isabel Stevens and Trevor Johnston

Lockdown lessons: 13 UK film industry leaders on coping with Covid
Reviews

Calm with Horses is a punchy gangland tragedy from west-country Ireland

By Trevor Johnston

Calm with Horses is a punchy gangland tragedy from west-country Ireland
Reviews

Calm with Horses review: a punchy gangland tragedy from west-country Ireland

By Trevor Johnston

Calm with Horses review: a punchy gangland tragedy from west-country Ireland
Reviews

Run review: a small-town Scottish Springsteen dreamer finds nothing but road

By Trevor Johnston

Run review: a small-town Scottish Springsteen dreamer finds nothing but road
Reviews

True History of the Kelly Gang review: a whirlwind of class and colonial discontent

By Trevor Johnston

True History of the Kelly Gang review: a whirlwind of class and colonial discontent
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Parasite review: Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully designed crime caper comes laced with satirical venom

By Trevor Johnston

Parasite review: Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully designed crime caper comes laced with satirical venom
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Pink Wall review: post-college relationship blues are laid bare in a fine debut

By Trevor Johnston

Pink Wall review: post-college relationship blues are laid bare in a fine debut
Reviews

Uncut Gems review: the Safdie brothers hit the sweet spot with this manic thrill-ride

By Trevor Johnston

Uncut Gems review: the Safdie brothers hit the sweet spot with this manic thrill-ride
Reviews

The Report review: Adam Driver uncovers shadowy CIA malpractice

By Trevor Johnston

The Report review: Adam Driver uncovers shadowy CIA malpractice
Reviews

Sorry We Missed You review: Ken Loach counts the cost of striving in austerity Britain

By Trevor Johnston

Sorry We Missed You review: Ken Loach counts the cost of striving in austerity Britain
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Hero review: an engrossing portrait of Trinidadian freedom fighter Ulric Cross

By Trevor Johnston

Hero review: an engrossing portrait of Trinidadian freedom fighter Ulric Cross
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Holmes and Watson review: a lumbering Sherlockian knockdown

By Trevor Johnston

Holmes and Watson review: a lumbering Sherlockian knockdown
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