Tag : james candler

Why cinematic universes are killing cinema

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With the upcoming release of The Mummy reboot, and the promise of an MCU style cinematic universe to follow, James Candler questions whether Hollywood needs to take a good hard look at itself… The Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short) has undoubtedly changed cinema, if not forever, then certainly … Read More

#LeadLUU: Meet the candidates vying to be the next Editor-in-Chief of The Gryphon

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Why do you want to be Editor-in-Chief? On a personal level, I’ve enjoyed working for The Gryphon over the past year and writing for it the year before that. I think working with The Gryphon is one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had at university. I know the number … Read More

LUU LEADERSHIP RACE: The Gryphon has to diversify

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James is running to be Gryphon Editor, here are his views on how the paper can improve. It may only seem like a small change, a minor detail barely worth shouting about, but the introduction of regular surveys and outreach initiatives conducted by The Gryphon is a vital policy. The … Read More

Review: Manchester By the Sea – brave, authentic, and surprisingly funny

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It is frequently said that men need to ‘get better’ at emoting; we do not experience our emotions fully, or deal with them in a particularly healthy way. In light of this, Manchester By the Sea should be heralded as one of the finest explorations of masculine grief ever put … Read More

Preview: LUU Dance Competition

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On the 25th of November, the new and improved Riley Smith Hall will play host to one of the biggest nights of the year: the Leeds University Union Dance Competition. The Union has within it 15 incredible dance societies, all of whom will be competing against one another to win a … Read More

The poet Christian Bök: genius or fraud?

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Experimental poet Christian Bök is renowned for his outlandish and complex poetic process. His theory appears to be that by putting enough constraints upon himself when writing, he will be able to access new levels of meaning, push the boundaries of language itself, and reconcile the seldom-reconcilable fields of art … Read More

Henry Moore Opens The Door

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As the Henry Moore Institute held its annual open day for students, In The Middle took a peek inside the world of sculpture and art… The Henry Moore Institute is Leeds’ foremost centre for sculptural art and last week they held their annual academic open day. It was a day … Read More

Travis Alabanza: Black Trans Lives Matter

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Leeds Black History Month got off to a phenomenal start on Tuesday, as the Union played host to the uncompromising artistic presence that is Travis Alabanza. Travis, a black transfemme performance artist, delivered an astounding piece that combined elements of poetry, soundscape, and theatrics in order to create something entirely … Read More

‘Iyalode of Eti’ review: Joyous and tragic

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After our recent interview with Director Moji Kareem, James Candler headed to the West Yorkshire Playhouse to give his thoughts on the finished production of Iyalode of Eti. Iyalode of Eti is a Nigerian reimagining of the renaissance classic The Duchess of Malfi that attempts to demonstrate the universality of … Read More

Here’s why so many films flopped this summer

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It may seem bizarre to suggest that a summer in which we saw the gargantuan hits of Finding Dory and Captain America: Civil War has been in any way lacklustre. Finding Dory earned itself the accolade of largest opening weekend ever for an animated film, whilst Civil War continued Marvel’s … Read More