Category : Arts

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

The Many Faces of Leeds: ‘Now Then’ Photography Exhibition

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‘Now Then’ is a sensitively produced photography exhibition. The exhibition explores a convergence of past and present and plays on the Yorkshire vernacular greeting “now then.” The photographic subjects are elderly Yorkshire residents. The elderly generation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation. This exhibition gives a voice … 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

Shakespearean Royalty, Theatre Royalty: Ian McKellen

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This summer, Sir Ian McKellen will be reprising his title role in Chichester Festival Theatre’s West End transfer of King Lear. After a sold-out run in 2017, this production will play in the Duke of York’s Theatre for 100 performances. McKellen has played Lear before, in 2007 with the Royal … Read More

‘A show for everyone’: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell whose dream of being a drag queen at 16 led to him attending his high school prom in drag. The musical is based on the BBC documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and although many parts of … 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

V is for Velour: Sasha Velour at Tunnel

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It’s 7pm on Sunday evening but I’m not perusing Netflix in my dressing gown, I’m in Tunnel (formerly Mission 2) surrounded by Sasha Velour’s adoring fans. We are all ready for her immaculate brand of lip syncing, wit and high concept drag. After all, this is a queen who cites … Read More