All articles by Trevor Johnston

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Escape from Mogadishu blends a blockbuster production with a diplomatic history lesson

Ryoo Seung-wan proves his action movie credentials once again with this true story of a group of North and South Korean diplomats who broke out of the war-torn Somalian capital in 1991.

By Trevor Johnston

Escape from Mogadishu blends a blockbuster production with a diplomatic history lesson
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10 great river films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great river films
Reviews

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s flawed but moving portrait of the Troubles

By Trevor Johnston

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s flawed but moving portrait of the Troubles
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10 great audio-centric films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great audio-centric films
Where to begin

Where to begin with François Truffaut

By Trevor Johnston

Where to begin with François Truffaut
Reviews

Hellbound challenges ideas about faith and free will in six harrowing episodes

By Trevor Johnston

Hellbound challenges ideas about faith and free will in six harrowing episodes
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Gagarine blasts a crumbling French housing estate into orbit

By Trevor Johnston

Gagarine blasts a crumbling French housing estate into orbit
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10 great King Arthur films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great King Arthur films
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10 great private eye films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great private eye films
Festivals

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is a perfect primer for the producer’s portfolio

By Trevor Johnston

The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is a perfect primer for the producer’s portfolio
Reviews

Maeve is a startlingly radical Irish experiment ripe for rediscovery

By Trevor Johnston

Maeve is a startlingly radical Irish experiment ripe for rediscovery
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10 great country music films

By Trevor Johnston

10 great country music films
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Halston charts the rise and fall of an American fashion icon

By Trevor Johnston

Halston charts the rise and fall of an American fashion icon
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Henry Glassie: Field Work finds humanity in folk art

By Trevor Johnston

Henry Glassie: Field Work finds humanity in folk art
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Bloodlands dredges up Northern Ireland’s troubled past

By Trevor Johnston

Bloodlands dredges up Northern Ireland’s troubled past
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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
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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
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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
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