Category : Film

The Lion King 2019: Is Cashing In On Nostalgia Always A Bad Thing?

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As the many fans of Disney’s The Lion King get ready for the 2019 release of the remake and relive the epic story that has moved so many, I am stepping in to question the criticism that it has been receiving in the media. I challenge a Lion King fan … Read More

25 Years On, Jurassic Park Remains One Of The Defining Films Of The Action-Thriller Genre

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It’s a film that’s been revered and adored by so many people; one that captured the imaginations of countless children; revolutionised the use of CGI in cinema and set a new benchmark for blockbuster success, by all measures a true ‘classic’. And until a few days ago, I had never … Read More

Ralph Breaks The Internet Is Sweet Without Being Saccharine

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At first glance, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ seems to be a brightly coloured, cleverly animated and tooth-achingly sweet story about two best friends that go on a rampant adventure around the internet. While it is all these things, the film is truly a tale about the sacrifices and heartbreak friendships … Read More

Creed 11 is Both Loving Tribute and Brand New Ground

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The 8th film in the Rocky series, Creed II, stands as a tribute to the classic Rocky films, while also managing to tell its own excellent story. Following on from the previous film, protagonist Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) continues his journey as a heavyweight boxing contender under the guidance … Read More

Leeds 2018 Palestinian Film Festival: 1948 Creation & Catastrophe Review

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‘A people without a land for a land without people”- a now infamous slogan for those who supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and one which Samia Khoury, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, points out the inherent flaw in; “the … Read More

The Princess Switch Review: Why Are Christmas Movies Getting Worse?

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Jingle bells, ‘The Princess Switch’ smells… and so do most other modern Christmas movies. God, I miss when Christmas movies were good. Curling up on the sofa with your siblings and being filled with joy and wonderment as some kooky, but lovable character learnt the true meaning of love and … Read More

Beautiful Boy Review: LIFF 2018

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Making his cinematic debut last year with his empathic performance in Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet is back with a further dose of melancholic beauty as Nic Sheff in his latest film, ‘Beautiful Boy’. And it really is beautiful, in several ways. The style in which it is … Read More

Widows Review: LIFF 2018

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With the directing power of Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Shame), and the writing talent of Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Widows was a film I had been strongly anticipating for a while, and that anticipation was certainly fulfilled. This is a movie which ties components of a heist thriller … Read More

Sorry To Bother You Review: LIFF 2018

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The Leeds International Film Festival, also known as LIFF, opened on the first of November with the surreal yet wickedly funny film Sorry To Bother You. In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, we follow the life of a black man named Cassius Green who is struggling financially and in … Read More

The Old Man and the Gun Review: LIFF 2018

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Billed as Robert Redford’s final film before retirement, The Old Man and the Gun centres on the true story of 70 year-old bank robber Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford). After escaping from San Quentin, he performed a series of heists that fascinated and captured the imagination of the public in the … Read More