Category : Film

The Curious Case of the World War Z Sequel

2 months ago / 0 comments

Why, oh why is David Fincher slated for World War Z 2? I mean the obvious answer is money but let’s deep dive anyway. It’s one of the strangest pairings in a while. The first film, directed by Marc Forster, (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland), and starring Brad Pitt, split … Read More

Is Disney live-action stuck in rewind?

3 months ago / 0 comments

Since 2010, Disney has been aggressively churning out live-action rehashings of animated films that flourished during its Golden Age (1937-70) and renaissance (1989-99), beginning with Alice in Wonderland (2010) right up until this week’s release of Beauty and the Beast (2017). The purpose of ‘live-action’ is to produce an artwork … Read More

Beauty and the Beast – Is Disney failing to deliver on LGBTQ representation?

3 months ago / 0 comments

This week, Disney announced that their new action-remake of Beauty and the Beast is to feature its first ‘exclusively gay moment’ in a Disney film. The moment is said to be between Le Fou and Gaston, but this isn’t the first time that Disney have got our hopes up of … Read More

Review: Rahm – A moral exploration of the complexities of virtue

3 months ago / 0 comments

A Sufi adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Measure for Measure’, Rahm is a thought-provoking exploration of the uniformity of belief that has been present in religion for centuries. Shakespeare’s 16th Century Vienna is transformed into the modern day city of Lahore, Pakistan. Whilst the urban landscapes contrast dramatically, the religious and … Read More

Why Moonlight needed to win Best Picture

4 months ago / 0 comments

When Jordan Horowitz declared that Moonlight had in fact won ‘Best Picture’ instead of La La Land, as first announced, he used the phrase: ‘This is not a joke.’ But it is. Hollywood and its award ceremonies are a monumental joke. When La La Land was mistakenly given the award … Read More

Review: A Monster Calls – A darkly magical depiction of grief

5 months ago / 0 comments

A Monster Calls, adapted from the novel by Patrick Ness and based on an original idea from Siobhan Dowd, tells the story of Conor (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy who is struggling to deal with bullies, his over bearing Grandmother, and his mother’s declining health. One night Conor is visited … Read More

Reframing Distaster brings people from across the globe to discuss rebuilding of lives

3 years ago / 0 comments

We’ve all done it; watched the news reports, read the stories and shaken our heads – ‘those poor people’ whose lives are ripped apart when disaster strikes. We may all read the news, hold bake sales and collections, but slowly but surely the stories stop. The tagline of the Reframing … Read More

The most wonderful time of the year – what makes a Christmas classic?

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again – the fairy lights are on, the mulled wine is flowing, and its finally acceptable to start blasting out Christmassy tunes before that 9am lecture. The festivities are getting into swing, which means that, love them or loathe them, the plethora of Christmas films … Read More

Vessel: the film about the abortion ship

3 years ago / 0 comments

The right to have a safe abortion, to have control over what happens to your body as a woman, is something most of us feel to be within our reach in the UK, but Vessel examines the parts of the world where this isn’t commonplace. Whilst legal in some countries, many … Read More

Kajaki is a film everyone should see

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the recent centenary, the gravity of the First World War has been impressed on all of us. The poppies at the Tower of London, the war poetry and history lessons have all contributed to an awareness of the suffering endured by so many. In cinema, there are a plethora … Read More