Category : Arts

Darkest Hour: Poignant but problematic

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Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour charts Winston Churchill’s first month in Downing Street in 1940, and whilst it is a well acted, emotional and engaging film, it is also intensely problematic. Darkest Hour is a film that presents Churchill as a “warts and all” hero, glorifying him as it presents a … Read More

The Cloverfield Paradox – What went wrong?

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Heading into a new film without a single familiar frame in mind is rare. And in the case of The Cloverfield Paradox – announced and released within a few quick hours – it was especially exciting. Fans had no time to slave over the hidden details of trailers and marketing … Read More

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ – The Film That Doesn’t Commit

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Arts writer, Ananya Sriram, discusses the  racial problems in  ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. It seems that issues of race and its portrayal in film have become an integral part of the discussion surrounding the Oscars every year. Increasing focus is given not only to diversity in films, exemplified by … Read More

Heartless Heartthrobs

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Arts Editor, Rose Crees, discusses whether Zac Efron portraying Ted Bundy is potentially problematic. 2017 was a year of unprecedented bizarreness. Its twelve months included events such as: Kendall Jenner attempting to initiate world peace through the sheer power of Pepsi, the Babadook’s much celebrated coming out (thank you Netflix) … Read More

Going Postal for the Post

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Arts Editor Steph Bennett reviews recent biopic ‘The Post’. A recently-released film detailing the huge and enduring coverup of The Vietnam War, The Post was a stunning arrangement that boasts not only a star-studded cast, but the incredible true story that journalists still struggle with today: freedom of the press. … Read More

King and Collector: Resplendent Traitor

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Arts Editor, Stephanie Bennett, reviews the exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. At the Royal Academy, London, there is currently an exhibit showcasing the art collection of King Charles I. For the first time in over four centuries, his assortment of masterpieces are on display for the public. Executed in … Read More

The State of LGBTQ+ Cinema

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The past decade has seen huge victories for LGBTQ+ representation on-screen, but how much progress has really been made? A whole new wave of independent cinema seems to have taken an interest in tackling more complex and diverse characters. An article from The Independent reported that 2017 has been a … Read More

Why Black Panther Is Long Overdue

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One thing superhero movies, from marvel especially, do is constantly reinvent themselves. From the wacky Deadpool to the female led Wonder Woman, this genre knows it has to reinvent itself to continue its worldwide popularity. Very soon we will be getting Black Panther, set in the secret African nation of … Read More

Is Disney creating a LGBTQ princess?

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Disney. This word is practically synonymous with your-entire-childhood. So, what about Disney princesses? Who springs to mind? Maybe it’s Snow White, the first Disney princess to be in a full-feature animated film; or Sleeping Beauty, the princess who has the least amount of dialogue to date; or maybe even Belle, … Read More

Proposed Carriageworks Changes Under Scrutiny

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Leeds Community Arts Network have called on the City Council to scrap proposed changes to The Carriageworks Theatre, with their chairman suggesting that such changes could “kill off” Community Arts in Leeds. Built in 2005 as a home for community arts after the closure of the Leeds Civic Theatre, Carriageworks … Read More