Tag : film

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

Times Up: We need to push for action, not words

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In the midst of this watershed moment, where many are calling out sexual misconduct and demanding diversity in the workplace, the importance of not only speaking out, but also taking action, is paramount. The Hollywood industry, in recent years particularly, is one that has been characterised by this struggle for … Read More

New Star Wars Triology- A Cynical Hollywood Cashgrab?

12 months ago / 0 comments

It was announced earlier this month that Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming eighth instalment to the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, is set to direct a “brand new trilogy”, entirely separate from Episodes VII-IX. Reading this news on starwars.com, I couldn’t help but feel like the quotes from … Read More

The Arts Netflix Weekend Watchlist: Volume 18

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On this week’s watchlist I’m giving you an 80’s themed selection to fill that humungous Stranger Things shaped hole. Friday – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Genre: Comedy A film about a slick high schooler who has a talent for evading class. Ferris (Matthew Broderick) takes us on an adventure … Read More

Robert Pattinson Shines in the Safdie Brothers’ ‘Good Time’

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Good Time, the Safdie Brothers’ new A24-distributed crime-thriller, kicks into action with an understated daylight bank heist. After the money is exchanged via scribbled notes of threat, a concealed dye-pack leads to a crashed car and a pair of robbers on the run: our protagonist Constantine ‘Connie’ Nikas (Robert Pattinson) … Read More

When Age Is More Than Just A Number

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Whilst male actors often have no issues finding work later in life, actresses are rarely afforded the same luxury. Arts writer, Aneeka Hussain, investigates the intersection between ageism and sexism in the film industry. The clock is ticking. You’re getting older and suddenly childhood is a fleeting moment far behind … 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

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