Tag : film

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

The Death of Stalin: a not so historical satire?

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Charlotte Perry reviews Armando Ianucci’s latest satire which strikes a lot closer to home than first expected. Just a few months ago, a poll of 1,700 Russians named Stalin as “the most outstanding person” of all time. This is the context within which Iannucci’s scathing, dark and hilarious satire of … Read More

Geostorm Isn’t Full of Awe; It’s Awful

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Geostorm could have been mindless fun, but it fails to reach even those standards. With Gerard Butler at the helm of this fantasy science fiction, it was set to be just as exciting and impassioned as previous Butler-starring films, such as 300. Any predictions, however, would have been hopelessly dashed … Read More

Movie Reviews – More Harm than Good?

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Before I decide to see any movie in the cinema, I always look at the reviews. A film review can tell me whether a movie is a waste of time or not, and makes my cinema-attendance much cheaper. I find comfort knowing that the next two hours of my life … Read More

What Happened to Horror?

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Horror used to fill a unique space in the film landscape. Lauren Bennett takes a look at the genre and asks: has horror lost its way? It’s common knowledge nowadays that horror movies have earned themselves a bit of a reputation for being – for lack of a better word … Read More

The Straight Face of LGBT+ Cinema

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Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the politics of LGBT+ representation in film. Which films are going to be cemented in LGBT+ film canon? If you ask the general public, you’d likely get answers like Brokeback Mountain, Carol, The Danish Girl or even Blue is the Warmest Colour. The more movie-inclined … Read More

Black History Month: The People Changing the Face of Entertainment

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To mark the end of Black History Month, Aneeka Hussain celebrates the most exciting BME figures in the entertainment industry. Recently, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the breakthroughs by black actors. Their work is no longer being viewed as separate but is being integrated within the mainstream. … Read More

Jared Leto Cast as Hugh Hefner in Brett Ratner-directed Biopic

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Elliot Gaynon takes a look at the latest controversy surrounding the divisive Hugh Hefner, and asks if Jared Leto really is the best choice to play the late Playboy founder. Will his brand of ‘method acting’ bring nuance to the already questionable role? The world is a truly terrible place. … Read More