Category : Film

Behind the scenes at Leeds International Film Festival 2017

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Holly Radford tells Arts what it’s like working at one of Leeds’ biggest and most exciting creative events. The Leeds Independent Film Festival is a celebration of all things film, allowing for new and undiscovered artists to make their debut as well as old, well loved classics to return to … Read More

Can Coco add some colour to Pixar’s whitewashed palette?

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Martha Sanders discusses Pixar’s step away from monsters and robots and much needed steps towards diverse representation in their films. Although it is commonplace to see articles criticising Disney films for cultural misrepresentation, whitewashing and racial stereotyping, it is rarer that we hear the same of Pixar. Despite this, Pixar … Read More

Murder on the Orient Express: Running Out of Steam

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Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Bella Davis, sheds light on the latest celebrity filled Agatha Christie adaptation and whether it lives up to its famous cast list.  Behold, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, the latest film adaptation of the 1934 detective mystery written by Agatha Christie. To say ‘a … Read More

CinemaScope or CinemaEscape?

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With the release of La La Land to Netflix and Baby Driver to DVD and Blu Ray this week, these films have traded grand cinema settings for the inevitable screenings in pillow fortresses with the curtains tightly closed or quietly playing the background of a cup of tea, and a … Read More

Love the Art but Hating the Artist?

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In light of the recent allegations of predatory sexual behaviour made against Kevin Spacey, amongst the many issues that have arisen is the question of: Is it ok for fans to still enjoy Spacey’s work in House of Cards? Sadly, the revelation that a ‘Great Artist’ is in fact an … Read More

The Roman Polanski Retrospective and its Moral Implications

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Hannah Stokes discusses the recent retrospective held for Oscar award-winning director, Roman Polanski, and discusses the possible need to separate art from artist. This Monday, a retrospective for Roman Polanski opened at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. Polanski is a French-polish director with a long career, his works including famous … Read More

Leeds on Film: “proof that student life truly has not changed much in 30 years”

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The Yorkshire Film Archive are a charity who are in possession of over 50,000 professional and amateur films. They have a huge variety of films which together document over 120 years of life in the North and are a rare and valuable record of British life and history. Charlotte Perry … Read More

La stoffa dei sogni at LIFF: shaking up Shakespeare

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As part of Leeds International Film Festival, Gianfranco Cabiddu’s creative adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest was shown to fans and students alike – Arts writer Emma Prentice discusses it’s merits. As part of Leeds International Film Festival, LivItaly and the School of English organised a screening of the Italian film La stoffa … Read More

Dirty Dancing: a diamond in the dirt

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From ‘nobody puts Baby in the corner’ to nobody puts women in the corner – Millie Buckingham discusses Dirty Dancing at thirty. Rejected by every big production company, Dirty Dancing seemed as though it was never set to be a success. Even when it was finally taken on by an … Read More

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