Category : Film

Our Top Ten Films of 2017

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From The Disaster Artist to Blade Runner 2049, Gus Hunninghake takes a look back at some of the best cinema of 2017. Many genres this year saw continued revamps in quality storytelling (horror and action films seem to be getting better at recognizing what’s scary and what good action looks … Read More

A Truly Wonder-ful Film

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For those who don’t know, Wonder is the new major motion picture based on the award winning novel written in 2012 by R. J. Palacio. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident she experienced with her three year old son waiting in line to buy ice-cream. Her son noticed a little … Read More

Daddy’s Home 2: ‘does itself no favours’

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Arriving just in time for the Christmas season, the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg-led comedy Daddy’s Home 2 hopes to recapture similar laughs as its first iteration, while adding comedy legend John Lithgow and the recently rebounding Mel Gibson as Ferrell and Whalberg’s character’s fathers, respectively, in the hopes of bringing even … Read More

The Problem with Apu: When Stereotypes Aren’t Funny Anymore

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As an almost permanent fixture of primetime TV for 28 years, The Simpsons has become an integral part of our cultural landscape. But there’s an intrinsic problem with this most beloved of cartoons, the subject of which is explored in comedian Hari Kondabolu’s new documentary, The Problem with Apu. Although … Read More

Justice League: aims high but hits studio interference

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The path to a live action Justice League adaptation has been long, rocky and uneven. From starting production with director Zack Snyder, to bringing Joss Whedon on to do rewrites and reshoots after the untimely death of Snyder’s daughter, these troublesome issues are only a small bump in the road … Read More

The Battle of the Titans: Marvel and DC’s Cinematic Universe

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With the release of ‘Justice League’, DC’s plan for an expansive cinematic universe has been set in motion. But how do their films compare to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what makes them so different? Marvel and DC Entertainment are two powerhouse franchises that always seem to be placed in … Read More

Behind the scenes at Leeds International Film Festival 2017

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Holly Radford tells Arts what it’s like working at one of Leeds’ biggest and most exciting creative events. The Leeds Independent Film Festival is a celebration of all things film, allowing for new and undiscovered artists to make their debut as well as old, well loved classics to return to … Read More

Can Coco add some colour to Pixar’s whitewashed palette?

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Martha Sanders discusses Pixar’s step away from monsters and robots and much needed steps towards diverse representation in their films. Although it is commonplace to see articles criticising Disney films for cultural misrepresentation, whitewashing and racial stereotyping, it is rarer that we hear the same of Pixar. Despite this, Pixar … Read More

CinemaScope or CinemaEscape?

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With the release of La La Land to Netflix and Baby Driver to DVD and Blu Ray this week, these films have traded grand cinema settings for the inevitable screenings in pillow fortresses with the curtains tightly closed or quietly playing the background of a cup of tea, and a … Read More

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