Category : Film

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

Wonder Where the Women Are?

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Camilla Marotta discusses the pervasive gender complications within the film industry. 2017 started with a lot of good premises for women in cinema. The long-awaited DC movie Wonder Woman was set to be released alongside the Disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, that was sure to … Read More

The Oscars 2018: Snubs and Surprises

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As an intensely involved American film fan, it’s easy to say that the Oscars is in many ways the most anticipated awards event of the year. However, in a time where quality films come in droves, it’s hard to watch the Oscars and not feel a sense of lacking. More … Read More

A Pop Culture Icon: Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson has one of the most distinctive and recognisable directing-producing styles in the film industry. What began as low-budget indie films have now cemented Anderson in pop culture history forever. Wes is known for his use of eye-catching colour and patterns, tracking shots, slow-motion walking, his love of symmetry … Read More

We’ve still got Jafar to go: The queer-coding of Disney’s villains

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Arts writer, Lecia Weatherby-Blythe, discusses the prominent problems of queer-coding in Disney. Everyone has probably experienced Queer-coding in the media without even realising they have; it has played a prominent role in some of our favourite films that depict iconic and memorable villains. By definition, the term Queer-coding describes a … Read More

The narrative of LGBT+ abuse needs to change in Hollywood

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Hollywood hasn’t always been this way. Ironically one could argue that the early days of cinema was far better for presentation than what we get nowadays. While admittedly these gay characters were often played with high levels of camp (and why the terms ‘pansy’ and ‘sissy’ became associated with male … Read More

Interesting concept, poor execution: Clint Eastwood’s The 15.17 to Paris

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The 15.17 to Paris is director Clint Eastwood’s latest project about the terrorist attack that took place on the Thalys train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015. The events of that day are well known: 25 year old Moroccan, El-Khazzany, tried to put in act a terrorist attack that … Read More