Category : Film

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

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In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

Leeds on Film: “proof that student life truly has not changed much in 30 years”

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The Yorkshire Film Archive are a charity who are in possession of over 50,000 professional and amateur films. They have a huge variety of films which together document over 120 years of life in the North and are a rare and valuable record of British life and history. Charlotte Perry … Read More

La stoffa dei sogni at LIFF: shaking up Shakespeare

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As part of Leeds International Film Festival, Gianfranco Cabiddu’s creative adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest was shown to fans and students alike – Arts writer Emma Prentice discusses it’s merits. As part of Leeds International Film Festival, LivItaly and the School of English organised a screening of the Italian film La stoffa … Read More

Dirty Dancing: a diamond in the dirt

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From ‘nobody puts Baby in the corner’ to nobody puts women in the corner – Millie Buckingham discusses Dirty Dancing at thirty. Rejected by every big production company, Dirty Dancing seemed as though it was never set to be a success. Even when it was finally taken on by an … Read More

Thor: Ragnarok – defying Marvel tropes

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In Thor: Ragnarok, the “God of Thunder from Down Under” resurfaces from his notable absence since Avengers: Age of Ultron, smashing the box office and hammering home the comedy in a film that embodies all the characteristics of a great Marvel spectacle. As we start to get to the core … Read More

The Death of Stalin: a not so historical satire?

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Charlotte Perry reviews Armando Ianucci’s latest satire which strikes a lot closer to home than first expected. Just a few months ago, a poll of 1,700 Russians named Stalin as “the most outstanding person” of all time. This is the context within which Iannucci’s scathing, dark and hilarious satire of … Read More

Geostorm Isn’t Full of Awe; It’s Awful

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Geostorm could have been mindless fun, but it fails to reach even those standards. With Gerard Butler at the helm of this fantasy science fiction, it was set to be just as exciting and impassioned as previous Butler-starring films, such as 300. Any predictions, however, would have been hopelessly dashed … Read More

Black History Month: The People Changing the Face of Entertainment

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To mark the end of Black History Month, Aneeka Hussain celebrates the most exciting BME figures in the entertainment industry. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the breakthroughs by black actors. Their work is no longer being viewed as separate but is being integrated within the mainstream. … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 3

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This week’s watchlist is a testament to heroism, looking at three documentaries in which people of extraordinary courage find ways to stand up for something meaningful against overwhelming odds. Friday – The White Helmets (Genre: Documentary) This Netflix original follows the Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer organisation of rescue workers … Read More

Set to turn many heads: Ian McKellen to voice the demon in ‘The Exorcist’

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From the intimate and sophisticated stage of Shakespeare’s King Lear at Chichester Festival, Ian McKellen truly proves that age is inconsequential when paired with sheer artistic talent. This month, McKellen will play the voice of the demon in a West End production of The Exorcist. Based on William Peter Blatty’s … Read More