Tag : wes anderson

‘Isle of Dogs’ Toes the Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

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Wes Anderson’s newest stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, opened at cinemas last month amid both praise and controversy, as it has been criticised by many for its presentation of Japanese society. Cultural insensitivity is an issue that continues to plague Hollywood, but is Isle of Dogs really a case of … Read More

Things to do over Easter if you’re staying in Leeds over the break

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Beginning to get jealous of all your friends going away this Easter? Don’t fret. Here is your ultimate guide for everything going on in Leeds over the holidays. We’re not in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best Cities’ list for nothing! Kirkstall Abbey – While it may not be the warmest place to … Read More

A Pop Culture Icon: Wes Anderson

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Wes Anderson has one of the most distinctive and recognisable directing-producing styles in the film industry. What began as low-budget indie films have now cemented Anderson in pop culture history forever. Wes is known for his use of eye-catching colour and patterns, tracking shots, slow-motion walking, his love of symmetry … Read More

Oscar Round-Up: Best Director & Best Picture

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What makes the perfect Best Picture winner at the Oscars? If recent history is anything to go by, it’s a film which has once- in -a- generation levels of originality (The Artist), gripping technical proficiency (Argo) and a courageous, beautiful and haunting emotional and historical relevance (12 Years A Slave). … Read More

Arts | Top 10 Wes Anderson Characters

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Photo: Fox Searchlight Director Wes Anderson is known for creating colourful, intricate worlds within his films, each featuring a host of oddly charming characters played by some of the most recognisable actors. A master of disguise, he transforms beloved A-Listers into whimsical strangers, each disappearing into their performance and becoming … Read More

Film | The Grand Budapest Hotel – a more melancholy Wes Anderson

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Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures It is a criticism oft levelled against Wes Anderson that his films lack substance, forfeiting deeper meaning for stylistic choices and ultimately all blending into one. His films are not ‘revolutionary’, whatever the word means. Undeniably his filmography is a symphony of colours, details and impeccably … Read More

Film | Wes Anderson Q&A – "Cannes is a little bit hallucinatory"

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Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures Ahead if the release of his new film The Grand Budapest Hotel we asked director Wes Anderson some of our nagging questions. Your films seem to be set in worlds just one small step away from reality – is there a reason you turn away from … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – From Heath Ledger to Zombies

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There’s always a wide selection of great films available on Freeview and seeing as staying in is the new going out, TV presents the ideal opportunity to catch up on what you might have missed in the cinema. Plus, it saves you spending your student loan on DVDs and rentals. … Read More