Category : Film

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is a Masterclass in Blockbuster Cinema

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I was raised on superheroes; on the top shelf of the wardrobe in my bedroom there sits thousands of issues of classic comics, collected by my dad during his youth and devoured by me and my siblings during ours. This, of course, means that the films of the MCU have … Read More

Does Talent Trump Abuse In Hollywood?

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Following her 2016 Best Actress Oscar win for her portrayal of a sexual abuse victim in Room, Brie Larson had to present the award of Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars to alleged sexual predator, Casey Affleck. It was thought that to prevent another uncomfortable encounter, the Academy would take … Read More

‘Isle of Dogs’ Toes the Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

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Wes Anderson’s newest stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, opened at cinemas last month amid both praise and controversy, as it has been criticised by many for its presentation of Japanese society. Cultural insensitivity is an issue that continues to plague Hollywood, but is Isle of Dogs really a case of … Read More

Is It Time We Forget About ‘The Breakfast Club’?

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“How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose?” This is the question put forward by actress and author Molly Ringwald in her recently published essay, and, at a time when films of the past are constantly being brought to new audiences through the popularity … Read More

Preview: Deadpool 2 Trailer Promises To Live Up To Its Hype

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“From the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada” boasts the new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s Deadpool, trumpeting a return of the style of humour that helped skyrocket the “Merc’ with a Mouth” to cinematic success.  It would seem that despite the … Read More

Love, Simon Comes Out As The LGBT+ Rom Com We’ve All Been Waiting For

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Love, Simon opens with a sequence that establishes the normality of our protagonist’s daily life – he has breakfast with his family, hangs out with friends, goes to college. This sets up the pervasive ordinariness that is Simon’s life. The only thing that would seem to separate him from the … Read More

Films to Watch: March

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We take a look at the month’s most exciting releases. Annihilation (12/03, Netflix) The latest film from director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) and starring Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Oscar Isaacs, Annihilation looks like it might become the next big sci-fi classic. A Wrinkle In Time (22/03) Directed … Read More

From Three Billboards to Grenfell: How Art imitates Life

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It’s no secret that art is inspired by real life. Arguably, all forms of creativity are derived from experience, whether knowingly or subconsciously. But what about the other way round? As once coined by Oscar Wilde, ‘Life imitates art far more than art imitates life’. And in light of the … Read More

Diversity, Inclusivity and ‘The Shape of Water’ Rule at the 2018 Oscars

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With arguably the most diverse list of nominees in years—Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, A Fantastic Woman and Lady Bird all had nominations in various categories—all eyes were on the 90th Academy Awards to see just how the Academy would respond to the recent social justice movements of … Read More

A Muted Production: Duncan Jones’ Latest Offering Falls Flat

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Is Mute as good as Moon, Duncan Jones’ breakthrough hit? Or does his unique take on science fiction fail to find its feet this time around? Before landing the Warcraft adaptation in 2016, Duncan Jones made a name for himself as a writer/director with fresh, unique takes in science fiction … Read More