Category : Film

Thor: Ragnarok – defying Marvel tropes

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In Thor: Ragnarok, the “God of Thunder from Down Under” resurfaces from his notable absence since Avengers: Age of Ultron, smashing the box office and hammering home the comedy in a film that embodies all the characteristics of a great Marvel spectacle. As we start to get to the core … Read More

The Death of Stalin: a not so historical satire?

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Charlotte Perry reviews Armando Ianucci’s latest satire which strikes a lot closer to home than first expected. Just a few months ago, a poll of 1,700 Russians named Stalin as “the most outstanding person” of all time. This is the context within which Iannucci’s scathing, dark and hilarious satire of … Read More

Geostorm Isn’t Full of Awe; It’s Awful

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Geostorm could have been mindless fun, but it fails to reach even those standards. With Gerard Butler at the helm of this fantasy science fiction, it was set to be just as exciting and impassioned as previous Butler-starring films, such as 300. Any predictions, however, would have been hopelessly dashed … Read More

What Happened to Horror?

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Horror used to fill a unique space in the film landscape. Lauren Bennett takes a look at the genre and asks: has horror lost its way? It’s common knowledge nowadays that horror movies have earned themselves a bit of a reputation for being – for lack of a better word … Read More

The Straight Face of LGBT+ Cinema

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Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the politics of LGBT+ representation in film. Which films are going to be cemented in LGBT+ film canon? If you ask the general public, you’d likely get answers like Brokeback Mountain, Carol, The Danish Girl or even Blue is the Warmest Colour. The more movie-inclined … Read More

Black History Month: The People Changing the Face of Entertainment

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To mark the end of Black History Month, Aneeka Hussain celebrates the most exciting BME figures in the entertainment industry. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the breakthroughs by black actors. Their work is no longer being viewed as separate but is being integrated within the mainstream. … Read More

Jared Leto Cast as Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner-directed Biopic

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Elliot Gaynon takes a look at the latest controversy surrounding the divisive Hugh Hefner, and asks if Jared Leto really is the best choice to play the late Playboy founder. Will his brand of ‘method acting’ bring nuance to the already questionable role? The world is a truly terrible place. … Read More

Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s Sexual Assault Problem

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With the multiple allegations currently surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Arts Writer Lucy Carr examines the culture of sexual assault within Hollywood. As more stories emerge every day, the world is left to watch in horror as the darker side of Hollywood unravels before our eyes. In light of the recent outpouring … Read More

Loving Vincent: a picture says a thousand words but I wish this one would shut up

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Prepare to disappoint your inner dilettante. Even to amateur critics of culture, Loving Vincent is well and truly naff. As a piece of art this film is a sensational display of talent, hard work and touching tribute to someone who had little-to-no platform at his creative peak. I will not … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 3

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This week’s watchlist is a testament to heroism, looking at three documentaries in which people of extraordinary courage find ways to stand up for something meaningful against overwhelming odds. Friday – The White Helmets (Genre: Documentary) This Netflix original follows the Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer organisation of rescue workers … Read More