Category : Film

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

The Super Bowl Trailer Roundup

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I’ll be honest; I have no clue how American football works, nor do I understand the logistics of the Super Bowl. All I know is that there’s a lot of stopping and starting, every year we get an overblown pop show at half-time, and – more importantly – that half-time … Read More

Fifty Shades Freed From This Abhorrent Trilogy

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For a film to meet your every expectation is very rare, but when I went into Fifty Shades Freed expecting a poorly executed, uninteresting film with characters lacking in charisma and chemistry, I was given just that. Admittedly, there was a small, tiny part of me that hoped for something … Read More

Rachel Morrison becomes the first female cinematographer nominee in an astonishing 90 years

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With the Oscars fast approaching, 2018 is already bringing good things with the absence of trending hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite or #OscarsSoMale, unlike previous years. You might even be mistaken in thinking we have now achieved social justice, but you’d be wrong – there is still a very long way … Read More

The Crisis of Crisis Film

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Film is a complex medium that can contain the perfect formula to provide its audience with happiness while possessing the right amount of emotional depth. Crisis can be the perfect strategy to momentarily tug at a Western audience’s heartstrings in this way. It is the necessary ingredient that directors use … Read More

Phantom Thread: Daniel Day-Lewis’ final lacy, bespoke project?

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s unwavering vision for a psychologically mesmerizing historical-drama of a vintage, 1950s London is a meticulously crafted specimen. While it takes it time to unfold, it is embroidered by a tremendous amount of mental manipulation, a harrowing sense of order—or lack thereof—and a little fashion. The calculated dressmaker, … Read More

Padmaavat: worth the controversy?

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After Bajirao Mastani, it’s quite evident that period films are child’s play for Indian director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. He so effortlessly creates his latest film, Padmaavat with as much, if not more, glamour and skill. The film is based on the fictional poem written by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi, … Read More