Category : Film

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

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Issue 1

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We all have that friend – the crowdpleaser. Everyone loves them and they’re a one-size-fits-all kinda guy or gal so this week’s theme is in honour of those pals. These Netflix films are quick wins, easy peasy ones pretty much guaranteed to please even the most discerning of viewers.   … Read More

American Assassin Review

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Released this month by Lionsgate Films, American Assassin is an action thriller based upon the 2010 novel of the same name by Vince Flynn. The cast boasts some well known names such as Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch, however I will readily admit that my interest in this film was … Read More

The Whitewashing of Aladdin

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Despite the narrative that we are the most progressive era in history, debates about portrayals of race in the arts continue to rage on. The latest controversy is the casting of the white actor Billy Magnussen in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. For those who’ve been lucky enough to be … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

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In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More

Introducing Hyde Park Picture House

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Located on the infamous Brudenell Road, Hyde Park Picture House is a favourite amongst film fanatics and hungover freshers alike. It has witnessed over a century of independent cinema since it first opened in 1914. The only remaining gas-lit cinema is housed in a quirky Grade II listed building, complete … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

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Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

‘IT’ Review

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Is It a bad film? No. But it is a very faithful adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, and as a result it does inherit a lot of the flaws of King’s writing. It ends up being a worse film than it could have been, and it’s largely to do with … Read More

Carnival Messiah: Proof that We Need Art

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following her summer of research, investigating why this explosion of culture and vision is so important, Anna May tells us more about Carnival Messiah preceeding its showing tomorrow at West Yorkshire Playhouse. When I applied to do a summer research project on ‘The Impact and Legacy of Carnival Messiah’, I never imagined … Read More

Detroit Review

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Robert Cairns pins down why Detroit is the hard and sometimes brutal watch we all need to see. A bloodied, tear-stricken face presses against a misted screen with an incomprehensible agony: It’s at this moment that you realise Katheryn Bigelow’s exploration of the 12th Street Riot that destroyed the streets … Read More