Category : Film

NT Live: Angels in America Parts One and Two Review

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Lucy Milburn dives deep into the explosive and sensational rebirth of Tony Kushner’s revolutionary play as NT Live broadcast both parts of the theatrical event on the year. The National Theatre’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s milestone in American theatre has been met with ferocious praise throughout its run and NT … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Volume 17

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Bring on the blood. This week’s watchlist is dedicated to the most violent films available on our favourite streaming service because I needed a theme and there’s just something so enjoyable about the spurting of copious fake blood from wounds on screen. Required stomach strength increases as we tick through … Read More

The “film many of us need to see right now”: Dunkirk Review

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Chloe Smith delves into Christopher Nolan’s most recent work as she explores the function of its blockbuster form. Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s latest offering, is a refreshingly minimalist piece compared to his previous works like Inception or Interstellar. Dunkirk quickly becomes a nail-biting, cinematic thriller, more so than a classic account of … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Volume 16

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We’re just about halfway and summer is slipping away fast folks so this week’s watchlist is all about bang for your buck. You could do all three of these in an afternoon and still have plenty of time for frolicking among the hydrangeas. All three clock-in at under 90 minutes … Read More

Bradford Literature Festival Review 2017

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Aneeka Hussain gives an insightful and personal review of Bradford Literature Festival 2017 where she volunteered as the city she calls home was transformed into a hub of culture and excitement. From 30th June to the 9th July, Bradford city centre is transformed into a world of Literature and History: it … Read More

The Curious Case of the World War Z Sequel

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

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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