Sophie Monks Kaufman

All articles by Sophie Monks Kaufman

Reviews

Saltburn: an ostentatious black comedy designed to shock

Emerald Fennell’s decadent second feature about an Oxford scholarship student who winds up living in his friend’s lavish family mansion presents a provocative eat-the-rich schtick that quickly wears thin.

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Saltburn: an ostentatious black comedy designed to shock
Festivals

Dreamin’ Wild: a smart, sensitively structured musical biopic

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Dreamin’ Wild: a smart, sensitively structured musical biopic
Festivals

The Eternal Daughter: a smart, spooky mother-daughter double act

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Eternal Daughter: a smart, spooky mother-daughter double act
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White Noise: a deliriously maximalist vision

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

White Noise: a deliriously maximalist vision
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Broker: baby traffickers build blissful families in Kore-eda’s Korean crime caper

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Broker: baby traffickers build blissful families in Kore-eda’s Korean crime caper
Festivals

One Fine Morning: Léa Seydoux steps out as a Mia Hansen-Løve life-pilgrim

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One Fine Morning: Léa Seydoux steps out as a Mia Hansen-Løve life-pilgrim
10 great

10 great films that make striking use of the colour red

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 great films that make striking use of the colour red
Festivals

Ali & Ava serenades its Bradfordian sweethearts

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Ali & Ava serenades its Bradfordian sweethearts
Festivals

The Souvenir Part II follows its budding filmmaker through the throes of grief and beyond

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Souvenir Part II follows its budding filmmaker through the throes of grief and beyond
Interviews

“I take pride in my millennial audience”: Emma Seligman on Shiva Baby and sugar daddies

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

“I take pride in my millennial audience”: Emma Seligman on Shiva Baby and sugar daddies
Lists

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical

By Grace Barber-Plentie, Kambole Campbell and others

The best musical of every year – from the dawn of sound to the rise of the jukebox musical
Lists

Sophie’s choice: Meryl Streep at 70

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie’s choice: Meryl Streep at 70
Features

Why literary lesbians are having a moment on screen

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Why literary lesbians are having a moment on screen
10 great

10 great films about non-romantic love

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 great films about non-romantic love
Features

The breezy depths of Agnès Varda – in two magical moments

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The breezy depths of Agnès Varda – in two magical moments
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10 great films about female desire

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 great films about female desire
Lists

6 films about masculinity directed by women

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

6 films about masculinity directed by women
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