Tag : film

The Glass Castle is ‘defined by trauma, neglect and uncertainty’

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The adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle, tells the story of a girl navigating a childhood punctuated with powerful moments of laughter and adventure but fundamentally defined by trauma, neglect and uncertainty. Jeannette, her two sisters and brother experience a nomadic and, at times, exciting childhood in 1970s rural … Read More

Survival Drama Meets Romance in The Mountain Between Us

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Director Hany Abu-Assad brings us The Mountain Between Us: a survival meets romance meets adventure film based off the similarly titled book by Charles Martin. The story follows photo-journalist Alex (Winslet) and Neurosurgeon Ben (Elba) who, after being caught up in a plane crash, are left to face a man versus nature … Read More

Mother! Self-referential and pretentious, or a masterpiece?

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‘Mother!’, Darren Aronofsky’s bizarre, nightmarish, avant-garde piece ingeniously blends elements of visual poetry, surrealism, horror, mystery and psychodrama within a plot driven by constant absurdity and eccentric surprises, which accelerate into a chaotic climax. With no definitive genre or clear structure, this film largely diverts from standard, formulaic Hollywood productions … Read More

‘Blade Runner 2049 has landed’: Review

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Cult classic Blade Runner gets a makeover in the latest instalment from Warner Bros. Thought the original was impressive? Read this, see the film, and think again.  Blade Runner 2049 has landed. Yes, this is the long-awaited sequel to that 1982 sci-fi cult behemoth, and Harrison Ford reprises his role as … Read More

Anime Classic Your Name: Whitewashed Edition

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With the distant release of Your Name, will Hollywood surpass fans’ expectations? Or will it release yet another anime adaptation flop with whitewashed roles and unfaithful storytelling? In the world of Hollywood, film sequels and remakes seem to be an ever growing, dominating force at the box-office. The endeavour of turning classic … Read More

American Assassin Review

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Released this month by Lionsgate Films, American Assassin is an action thriller based upon the 2010 novel of the same name by Vince Flynn. The cast boasts some well known names such as Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch, however I will readily admit that my interest in this film was … Read More

The Whitewashing of Aladdin

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Despite the narrative that we are the most progressive era in history, debates about portrayals of race in the arts continue to rage on. The latest controversy is the casting of the white actor Billy Magnussen in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. For those who’ve been lucky enough to be … Read More

Introducing Hyde Park Picture House

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Located on the infamous Brudenell Road, Hyde Park Picture House is a favourite amongst film fanatics and hungover freshers alike. It has witnessed over a century of independent cinema since it first opened in 1914. The only remaining gas-lit cinema is housed in a quirky Grade II listed building, complete … Read More

Detroit Review

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Robert Cairns pins down why Detroit is the hard and sometimes brutal watch we all need to see. A bloodied, tear-stricken face presses against a misted screen with an incomprehensible agony: It’s at this moment that you realise Katheryn Bigelow’s exploration of the 12th Street Riot that destroyed the streets … Read More

Death of Deadpool 2 stuntwoman highlights just how dangerous being a stunt performer is

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The world woke up on the 14th August to news breaking across the globe of what appears to have been a stunt gone tragically wrong. The stuntwoman identified as Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, who was said to have been a pioneering race car driver and was the first African-American woman licensed … Read More