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Amhara Chamberlayne


British-French writer interested in blockbusters that combine spectacle with an arthouse sensibility

Amhara Chamberlayne is a British/French national currently teaching English in Madrid. He studied English Literature at the University Of Warwick and spends the majority of his time watching films and writing about them.

Amhara has written reviews, lists and features for Hollywood Insider before writing for DMovies. He is especially interested in blockbusters that combine spectacle with an arthouse sensibility as well as film adaptations of great literature.

His pieces can be found through his twitter handle: @amharafilm.

Other posts by Amhara Chamberlayne
The Batman
Though it falls short in crucial moments, Matt Reeves’s addition to the Batman franchise refreshes a well-worn character - in cinemas everywhere now [Read More...]

Nicolas Cage is a heroic truffle hunter on a wild quest to recover his stolen swine - Michael Sarnoski's mournful and promising feature debut is now available on all major VoD platforms [Read More...]

Deep dive into the claustrophobic refugee experience in Germany, as a Syrian couple struggles to integrate - watch it online and for free during the entire month of December only with ArteKino [Read More...]

When The Trees Fall
The rural landscape is an enchanting force, in this Ukrainian drama about love and criminality - watch it online for free during the entire month of December with ArteKino [Read More...]

The Last Duel
Ridley Scott's new medieval drama about duelling French nobles is a discursive, meditative affair unlikely to blow you away - now available on most VoD platforms [Read More...]

Is Denis Villeneuve the new Christopher Nolan?
For years, Christopher Nolan’s films have finely balanced art-house and blockbuster sensibilities. After ARRIVAL, BLADE RUNNER 2049 and now DUNE, Denis Villeneuve may be upstaging him. [Read More...]

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