All articles by Leigh Singer

What to watch at LFF

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID

Being stuck together. Being far apart. The new normals of lockdown have inspired affecting comedy in two films at this year’s festival, says programme advisor Leigh Singer.

By Leigh Singer

Post-lockdown laughs: comedies in the age of COVID
Where to begin

Where to begin with Leos Carax

By Leigh Singer

Where to begin with Leos Carax
Reviews

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is more than just a nostalgia-fest

By Leigh Singer

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything is more than just a nostalgia-fest
Festivals

The French Dispatch pens a lavishly Andersonian love letter to journalism

By Leigh Singer

The French Dispatch pens a lavishly Andersonian love letter to journalism
Festivals

Mothering Sunday loosens the corset of the English heritage drama

By Leigh Singer

Mothering Sunday loosens the corset of the English heritage drama
Festivals

Hit the Road packs humour and heartbreak into an oddball Iranian family’s SUV

By Leigh Singer

Hit the Road packs humour and heartbreak into an oddball Iranian family’s SUV
Reviews

Death to 2020 puts our torments in the rear-view mirror

By Leigh Singer

Death to 2020 puts our torments in the rear-view mirror
Reviews

Falling contemplates the pains of growing old gracelessly

By Leigh Singer

Falling contemplates the pains of growing old gracelessly
10 great

10 great films about cinemagoing

By Leigh Singer

10 great films about cinemagoing
My influences

From Come and See to William Eggleston: 7 visual influences on County Lines

By Leigh Singer

From Come and See to William Eggleston: 7 visual influences on County Lines
The best of 2020

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands

By Leigh Singer

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is another dose of superbly executed chaos in America’s heartlands
My influences

Craig Roberts: 5 visual influences on my film Eternal Beauty

By Leigh Singer

Craig Roberts: 5 visual influences on my film Eternal Beauty
Features

La dolce vita: unlocking the images in Fellini’s visual feast

By Leigh Singer

La dolce vita: unlocking the images in Fellini’s visual feast
Where to stream

Where to stream the best musicals

By Leigh Singer

Where to stream the best musicals
Videos

Portraits of young women on fire: Céline Sciamma on female art, identity and intimacy

By Leigh Singer

Portraits of young women on fire: Céline Sciamma on female art, identity and intimacy
Features

How 12 Angry Men works – in 25 frames

By Leigh Singer

How 12 Angry Men works – in 25 frames
Interviews

Dev Patel on playing David Copperfield: “There wasn’t a version of this story that related to young Dev”

By Leigh Singer

Dev Patel on playing David Copperfield: “There wasn’t a version of this story that related to young Dev”
Interviews

“The story is the least interesting part”: Armando Iannucci on adapting David Copperfield

By Leigh Singer

“The story is the least interesting part”: Armando Iannucci on adapting David Copperfield
Videos

Gotta film dance! The evolution of the movie musical – a video essay

By Leigh Singer

Gotta film dance! The evolution of the movie musical – a video essay
Videos

Gotta film dance! The evolution of the movie musical – a video essay

By Leigh Singer

Gotta film dance! The evolution of the movie musical – a video essay
10 great

10 great break-up films

By Leigh Singer

10 great break-up films
Lists

Three to see at LFF if you like... British comedies

By Leigh Singer

Three to see at LFF if you like... British comedies
Reviews

Asterix: the Secret of the Magic Potion review: this reboot retains the Gaulish charm

By Leigh Singer

Asterix: the Secret of the Magic Potion review: this reboot retains the Gaulish charm
10 great

10 great arthouse sci-fi films

By Leigh Singer

10 great arthouse sci-fi films
Videos

Blackface, whitewashing and the grey zone – a two-part video inquiry

By Leigh Singer

Blackface, whitewashing and the grey zone – a two-part video inquiry
Features

“A glorious and ridiculous ride”: Steve Sullivan on excavating Frank and the Chris Sievey story

By Leigh Singer

“A glorious and ridiculous ride”: Steve Sullivan on excavating Frank and the Chris Sievey story
Reviews

Us review: Jordan Peele raises the damned

By Leigh Singer

Us review: Jordan Peele raises the damned
Reviews

The Day Shall Come first look: Chris Morris, where is thy sting?

By Leigh Singer

The Day Shall Come first look: Chris Morris, where is thy sting?
10 great

10 great films about teachers

By Leigh Singer

10 great films about teachers
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