Category : Film

Suspenseful, eerie and disturbing: Calibre review

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Calibre, a recently-released Netflix thriller, was exactly what it was advertised to be. It was suspenseful, eerie and the undercurrent of tension built to a disturbing crescendo at the right moments. What begins as an unfortunate accident during a hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands swiftly deteriorates into something much … Read More

Jurassic World: Another Case of a Character’s Sexuality Lost on the Cutting Room Floor

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Recently, it was revealed by Daniella Pineda, who stars in the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film that a scene revealing the homosexuality of her character Zia was cut.   The scene was reportedly cut due to timing issues because it “wasn’t relevant to the story”, reasoning that appears unconvincing … Read More

‘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