Category : Film

Female-led films outperform male in 2018

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2018 was a good year for films of all genres and cast compositions, but it is no secret that the majority of the films are still led by men. However, results from a study conducted by Shift7 and CAA show that movies with female leads have dominated box offices around … Read More

The Lion King 2019: Is Cashing In On Nostalgia Always A Bad Thing?

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As the many fans of Disney’s The Lion King get ready for the 2019 release of the remake and relive the epic story that has moved so many, I am stepping in to question the criticism that it has been receiving in the media. I challenge a Lion King fan … Read More

25 Years On, Jurassic Park Remains One Of The Defining Films Of The Action-Thriller Genre

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It’s a film that’s been revered and adored by so many people; one that captured the imaginations of countless children; revolutionised the use of CGI in cinema and set a new benchmark for blockbuster success, by all measures a true ‘classic’. And until a few days ago, I had never … Read More

Ralph Breaks The Internet Is Sweet Without Being Saccharine

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At first glance, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ seems to be a brightly coloured, cleverly animated and tooth-achingly sweet story about two best friends that go on a rampant adventure around the internet. While it is all these things, the film is truly a tale about the sacrifices and heartbreak friendships … Read More

Creed 11 is Both Loving Tribute and Brand New Ground

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The 8th film in the Rocky series, Creed II, stands as a tribute to the classic Rocky films, while also managing to tell its own excellent story. Following on from the previous film, protagonist Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) continues his journey as a heavyweight boxing contender under the guidance … Read More

Leeds 2018 Palestinian Film Festival: 1948 Creation & Catastrophe Review

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‘A people without a land for a land without people”- a now infamous slogan for those who supported the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and one which Samia Khoury, a Palestinian from Jerusalem, points out the inherent flaw in; “the … Read More

Masculinity, Femininity and Vulnerability: Ezra Miller’s Playboy Shoot

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Wearing high heels and lip gloss, Ezra Miller’s presence as a successful queer actor in a Playboy photo shoot, the interview conducted by Ryan Gajewski, has become a widely discussed aspect of the gender performance conversation. Some are contesting it, some are obsessing over it, but regardless of the stance, … Read More

LIFF: Girls of the Sun Review: ‘Women, Life, Liberty’

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Following on from her indie debut feature film Bang Gang, Director Eva Husson’s second feature film is one of the latest to be shown at the Leeds International Film Festival 2018. Husson felt compelled to tell this story stating: ‘When I read about these women who refused to be oppressed … Read More

LIFF: Suspiria Review

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To call Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria a remake would be a disservice to both this reinvention and the original. Dario Argento’s 1977 giallo horror masterpiece stands on its own pedestal and its synonymous vibrant colour palette remains iconic. The new Suspiria is an entirely different beast. The narrative bones are the same: a young American … Read More

The Princess Switch Review: Why Are Christmas Movies Getting Worse?

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Jingle bells, ‘The Princess Switch’ smells… and so do most other modern Christmas movies. God, I miss when Christmas movies were good. Curling up on the sofa with your siblings and being filled with joy and wonderment as some kooky, but lovable character learnt the true meaning of love and … Read More