Category : Arts

How the mighty have fallen – the tragic decline of Netflix’s film selection

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The competition between streaming services for film quality is becoming a battle of the titans and Netflix is being punched repeatedly in the stomach. This year’s big Christmas addition on Netflix was Love Actually. On Amazon Prime it was It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s hard to find a better way … Read More

Glad I Crashed The Wedding: OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro

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LUU Opera Society’s performance of The Marriage of Figaro is a vibrant source of laughter, lechery and love. OperaSoc’s Marriage of Figaro is a refreshingly styled and hilariously adapted take on Mozart’s masterpiece. Cramming witty remarks and humorous subtleties alongside elegant portrayals of emotion, the performance achieves a perfect balance of the … Read More

The Disaster Artist: sticks to its roots, lives up to the hype

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In 2003, The Room was a film that passed through most moviegoer’s minds without a second thought. Initially intended to be a Tennessee Williams level drama, this film premiered in two theatres in Los Angeles. With an alleged budget of over $6 million, the film made less than $2000 in … Read More

Coco: a film that teaches tradition

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If music be the food of love, Coco is a delightful three course dinner. In Pixar’s newest film Coco you are invited to the Land of the Dead where 12 year old Miguel Gonzales is transported after he steals the guitar of the late, great Ernesto De La Cruz, when … Read More

Saelia Aparicio – ‘Your consequences have actions’

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Saelia Aparicio’s latest work was commissioned especially for the Tetley and she took full advantage of the quirky layout of the gallery, to maximise the space. The whole exhibition revolves around ideas of how pollution is affecting the human body. For example Aparicio’s huge drawing on the wall of the … Read More

OT’s Mojo: ‘rip-roaring, searing black comedy’

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First premiered in 1995, Jez Butterworth’s ‘Mojo’ is a rip-roaring, searing black comedy that takes us right to the dark underbelly of gang warfare in late 1950s Soho. The stage is masked by a fug of smoke, and the scent of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll is rife in the seedy … Read More

Our Top Ten Films of 2017

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From The Disaster Artist to Blade Runner 2049, Gus Hunninghake takes a look back at some of the best cinema of 2017. Many genres this year saw continued revamps in quality storytelling (horror and action films seem to be getting better at recognizing what’s scary and what good action looks … Read More

Hardly The Greatest Showman

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Hugh Jackman fails to save this shallow film. Wouldn’t it be great if the world was always a happy place where everybody spontaneously broke into song and dance whilst wearing fun and elaborate costumes? Sadly, this is not the case and instead one must immerse themselves in the closest thing … Read More

A Bright Light in Netflix’s Library

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Netflix’s big-budget Will Smith flick is enjoyable, but unremarkable. As far as action and fantasy films go, the recently-added film Bright on Netflix was rather good. It was funny throughout, with some of the witty quips between the two protagonists, human Scott Ward (Will Smith) and orc Nick Jakoby (Joel … Read More

Three Billboards Strikes a Chord

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Akin to watching a William Faulkner novel (albeit several decades late) being brought to life before your very eyes, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri delivers in its poetic comeuppances, sharp-witted screenplay and conflicting characters. Straight to the point, this film expresses important messages of vengeance and forgiveness in an effective … Read More