Category : Film

The Glass Castle is ‘defined by trauma, neglect and uncertainty’

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The adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle, tells the story of a girl navigating a childhood punctuated with powerful moments of laughter and adventure but fundamentally defined by trauma, neglect and uncertainty. Jeannette, her two sisters and brother experience a nomadic and, at times, exciting childhood in 1970s rural … Read More

Survival Drama Meets Romance in The Mountain Between Us

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Director Hany Abu-Assad brings us The Mountain Between Us: a survival meets romance meets adventure film based off the similarly titled book by Charles Martin. The story follows photo-journalist Alex (Winslet) and Neurosurgeon Ben (Elba) who, after being caught up in a plane crash, are left to face a man versus nature … Read More

Goodbye Christopher Robin: a must for Winnie-the-Pooh lovers everywhere

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Lifestyle and Culture editor, Bella Davis, switches to Arts this week and takes a look at Simon Curtis’ latest weepy. Some stories are so good; you wish they would never end and the tales of the wondrous 100-acre woods are no different. I really don’t think there are many people … Read More

Mother! Self-referential and pretentious, or a masterpiece?

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‘Mother!’, Darren Aronofsky’s bizarre, nightmarish, avant-garde piece ingeniously blends elements of visual poetry, surrealism, horror, mystery and psychodrama within a plot driven by constant absurdity and eccentric surprises, which accelerate into a chaotic climax. With no definitive genre or clear structure, this film largely diverts from standard, formulaic Hollywood productions … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 2

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This week’s watchlist honours Black History Month by looking at 3 very different (but all excellent) films, each hugely significant in their own right both as pieces of cinema and cultural landmarks. These films are recommended with a special shout-out to Ava DuVernay who’s responsible for this week’s Friday/Saturday double … Read More

‘Blade Runner 2049 has landed’: Review

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Cult classic Blade Runner gets a makeover in the latest instalment from Warner Bros. Thought the original was impressive? Read this, see the film, and think again.  Blade Runner 2049 has landed. Yes, this is the long-awaited sequel to that 1982 sci-fi cult behemoth, and Harrison Ford reprises his role as … Read More

Anime Classic Your Name: Whitewashed Edition

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With the distant release of Your Name, will Hollywood surpass fans’ expectations? Or will it release yet another anime adaptation flop with whitewashed roles and unfaithful storytelling? In the world of Hollywood, film sequels and remakes seem to be an ever growing, dominating force at the box-office. The endeavour of turning classic … Read More

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Dials the Action Up to 11

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The first film managed to pull-off a charming, self-aware tribute to the over-the-top spy films of old. Newspaper Associate, Robert Cairns, looks at Kingsman: The Golden Circle to see if it’s managed to keep its charm despite being bigger and better than before. It’s fair to say that 2014’s Kingsman: … Read More

Female-Centric and Emotionally Charged: Gerald’s Game

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Insular and oppressive, Gerald’s Game, torments the viewer and its female protagonist as Zoe Louca explores the ’emotional depth’ in this horror film. Following the huge success of the adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which is now the highest grossing horror film of all time, comes the less-anticipated film Gerald’s Game which … Read More

Is the film industry diverting diversity?

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From personal experience, Aneeka Hussain takes a look at the bigger picture of minority representation in film. It’s no secret that the film industry is ride with old, white male actors. Actors who have become a symptom of the industry and used to tell a range of stories – most … Read More