Category : Film

Mandy Is A Hit & Miss Thriller That Keeps You Guessing

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Mandy is, truly, one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Taking inspiration from the quirky yet dark beats of Darren Aronofsky, this second cinematic entry from writer-director Panos Cosmatos does not hold itself back from pushing the boundaries of the modern thriller genre. The brave steps taken in … Read More

Matangi/MAYA/M.I.A. Is A Deep-Dive Into Both Music And Activism

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M.I.A. released her first single ‘Galang’ via XL Recordings in the early 2000s. The track was met with great acclaim, both in England and America: who was this loud South Asian girl using garish beats and clashing graphics to throw Sri Lankan culture into the British music scene? Over a … Read More

A Star Is Born Is A Dizzyingly Breathless Story

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Music is essentially 12 notes between any octave’ explains Sam Elliott towards the end of A Star Is Born. ‘It’s the same story told over and over, forever. All any artist can offer the world is how they see those 12 notes.’ The line is just shy of a wink … Read More

Venom Is A Lukewarm Antihero Film Without A Hero

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In this self-contained film, we are given our first look at Marvel’s character Venom. The movie, directed by Ruben Fleischer, follows the life of gonzo journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as he is fired from his job, dumped by his girlfriend (Michelle Williams) and proceeds to wallow in self-pity. When … Read More

Suicide Squad 2: James Gunn and the Ethics of Hiring Someone in the Digital Age

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After weeks of speculation, DC have finally confirmed that James Gunn, previous director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, will be writing the sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The first Suicide Squad was released in 2016 and despite the onslaught of critical backlash the film … Read More

Bad Times at the El Royale Review

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An impressive cast brings to life this visually stunning mystery-thriller set in a unique hotel, the El Royale, during paranoid 1960’s America. The El Royale prides itself on the gimmick of having half the hotel in the state of California, the other in Nevada, but has fallen on tough times. … Read More

One Small Step: First Man Review

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First Man chronicles the life of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during the 1960s in which he began his journey to the moon. This is the fourth feature from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), a talented young filmmaker who is rapidly establishing a brilliant and eclectic body of work. Gosling … Read More

Nappily Ever After Review

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In a world that is being called out for cultural appropriation, black women’s hairstyles are praised when other races have them, but on a black woman they are often criticised.  Nappily Ever After tries to focus on the societal beauty standards placed on black women, especially when it comes to … Read More

One Year On: How #MeToo Has Affected Film

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Once the Harvey Weinstein scandal surfaced last year, a total of 87 women came together and spoke out about his treatment of women. But how has that changed the way women are treated in the industry? Feminism on and around the silver screen is perhaps beginning to be taken more … Read More

The Art of a New City: Nineties Berlin Exhibition Review

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Following a trip to Berlin over summer, Carmen Walker-Vazquez reviews a new multi-media exhibition that captures 1990s Berlin through music, video and installation. Tucked away on a quiet industrial lot in the Berlin neighbourhood of Mitte is the city’s newest and largest multi-media exhibition. Opened to the public in August, … Read More