Category : Film

Venom Is A Lukewarm Antihero Film Without A Hero

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In this self-contained film, we are given our first look at Marvel’s character Venom. The movie, directed by Ruben Fleischer, follows the life of gonzo journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) as he is fired from his job, dumped by his girlfriend (Michelle Williams) and proceeds to wallow in self-pity. When … Read More

Suicide Squad 2: James Gunn and the Ethics of Hiring Someone in the Digital Age

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After weeks of speculation, DC have finally confirmed that James Gunn, previous director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, will be writing the sequel to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. The first Suicide Squad was released in 2016 and despite the onslaught of critical backlash the film … Read More

Bad Times at the El Royale Review

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An impressive cast brings to life this visually stunning mystery-thriller set in a unique hotel, the El Royale, during paranoid 1960’s America. The El Royale prides itself on the gimmick of having half the hotel in the state of California, the other in Nevada, but has fallen on tough times. … Read More

One Small Step: First Man Review

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First Man chronicles the life of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during the 1960s in which he began his journey to the moon. This is the fourth feature from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land), a talented young filmmaker who is rapidly establishing a brilliant and eclectic body of work. Gosling … Read More

Nappily Ever After Review

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In a world that is being called out for cultural appropriation, black women’s hairstyles are praised when other races have them, but on a black woman they are often criticised.  Nappily Ever After tries to focus on the societal beauty standards placed on black women, especially when it comes to … Read More

One Year On: How #MeToo Has Affected Film

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Once the Harvey Weinstein scandal surfaced last year, a total of 87 women came together and spoke out about his treatment of women. But how has that changed the way women are treated in the industry? Feminism on and around the silver screen is perhaps beginning to be taken more … Read More

The Art of a New City: Nineties Berlin Exhibition Review

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Following a trip to Berlin over summer, Carmen Walker-Vazquez reviews a new multi-media exhibition that captures 1990s Berlin through music, video and installation. Tucked away on a quiet industrial lot in the Berlin neighbourhood of Mitte is the city’s newest and largest multi-media exhibition. Opened to the public in August, … Read More

BlackKkKlansman: Essential Viewing That Will Make You Angry In The Right Way

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Following the true story of a black man infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, BlackkKlansman is an offensive, in-your-face, and unflinching depiction of racism and fanatical politics. It’s constant parallelisms to Trump alongside the hopeful naiveté of the main character pull together every strand of hatred and discrimination … Read More

Utøya: Should Filmmakers Continue to Depict Terrorist Attacks?

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With the news of the release of two separate films depicting the events of the 2011 Utøya attack in Norway, Mailies Fleming explores the moral implications of depicting terrorist attacks on screen. As the month of September ushered in the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, it seems … Read More

Fresher’s Week Special: Coming Of Age Films To Watch With Your New Flatmates

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Starting or returning to university is daunting, so why not make this time less stressful by sitting down and bonding over some crowd-pleasing movies with your flatmates? Here are just a few to get you started: Ladybird (2017) Set in 2002, the film follows Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) … Read More