Author Spotlight

Christina Newland

Christina Newland is the lead film critic at the i newspaper and a journalist on film, pop culture, and boxing who has written for VICE, Sight & Sound, the BBC, MUBI Notebook, and Empire, among other publications. Her newsletter on women in in crime film and television, Sisters Under the Mink, won a UK Freelance Writing Award in 2021.

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Cinema Pugilistica: A Century of Boxing on Film

Entwined with the evolution of American culture, boxing movies have used the microcosm of the ring to tackle issues of race, class, gender, and labor.

By Christina Newland

Miracle in Milan: It Is Goodness

Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist fable deploys barbed humor and surreal flourishes to depict class solidarity and human kindness in postwar Italy.

By Christina Newland

La strada: Beauty and the Beast

Federico Fellini’s earliest masterpiece is a story of despair and optimism, cruelty and salvation, that occasioned the director’s ascent to stardom.

By Christina Newland


The Gloomy Side of Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate

In his middle age, Ol’ Blue Eyes embraced a tired, tormented persona on-screen, one that allowed him to show off his formidable acting chops.

By Christina Newland