Tag : hollywood

Only the Pretty Girls Get Assaulted: Mayim Bialik, You Are Not a Feminist   

11 months ago / 0 comments

In a week where more and more actresses stepped forward to pledge their own allegations of sexual assault and harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, one response stood out for me amongst all the others. You’ll probably know Mayim Bialik as Sheldon Cooper’s geeky girlfriend Amy Farrah Fowler in The ... Read More

Anime Classic Your Name: Whitewashed Edition

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

The Favouritism of White Actors in Non-White Roles

3 years ago / 0 comments

Joe Wright’s Pan – the prequel to the J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan, has recently entered cinemas facing negative reviews from critics, with controversy over the casting. Rooney Mara’s portrayal of the Native American Tiger Lily has been decried as yet another instance of a white actor being given a non-white role. … Read More

Was criticism over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations justified?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The 2015 Oscar nominations saw no female directors, screenwriters or cinematographers nominated, nor a single person of colour. Following widespread condemnation of the awards, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the academy, stated that she ‘would like to see more diversity’ in the nominations. In light of this, The … Read More

Hollywood comes to Hyde Park

4 years ago / 0 comments

A film crew arrived in Hyde Park this week to shoot for upcoming thriller Hunter’s Prayer. Avatar star Sam Worthington was among cast members spotted on Hyde Park Terrace on Wednesday, where filming took place inside a damaged house. Speaking to The Gryphon, second-year English and History undergraduate Phillipa Williams … Read More

Blogs | Catching the Oscars – 12 Years a Slave

5 years ago / 0 comments

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Editing are some of the categories that 12 Years A Slave has gained nominations in at the Oscars this year, and this movie has bagged a fair share of awards already. 12 Years A Slave is up against some of last year’s biggest blockbusters such as Gravity, … Read More

News | Tom Hardy comes to Leeds

5 years ago / 0 comments

Hollywood hunk Tom Hardy has been spotted this week visiting Leeds’ International Film Festival, causing an online frenzy. The star of the most recent Batman film was spotted in Leeds city centre on November 17 at Carluccios, Harvey Nichols and the Vue Cinema. Some students were lucky enough to get … Read More

TV | Dracula – The Perfect Halloween Viewing

5 years ago / 0 comments

Never has the initial sight of the papyrus font given me such low expectations for a Victorian vampire drama. From the token beginning shot of Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ glistening body rising out of steamy waters to the slo-mo sword fight on top of a Victorian roof, Sky’s Dracula was a … Read More

A Closer Look At… Quentin Tarantino

6 years ago / 0 comments

With the release of his recent blockbuster; Django Unchained (2012), the legendary director, screenwriter and producer has come into the limelight once more.  Tarantino is recognised as part of the cream of Hollywood’s crop of modern directors, known as the ‘director DJ’ for his frequent use of mixing genres and … Read More