Bad Tales (Favolacce) Press Conference – Berlinale 2020

Bad Tales (Favolacce) Press Conference – Berlinale 2020

Insight into the 2020 Berlinale Golden Bear competition entry ‘Favolacce’, known in English as ‘Bad Tales’, from the press conference by brother directors Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo. Report by Rose Dymock.

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The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state’s rich history of cinema.

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The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Review

The Last Thing He Wanted (2020) Review

Netflix Joan Didion adaptation ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ (2020), from ‘Mudbound’ director Dee Rees, starring Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe is “fails miserably on almost every conceivable level”. Leoni Horton reviews.

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How Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Reawakens the Ethos of the Riot Grrrl

How Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Reawakens the Ethos of the Riot Grrrl

‘That girl thinks she’s the Queen of the neighbourhood, I got news for you, she is!’ – How Cathy Yan’s ‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’ embraces the Riot Grrrl ethos in its fresh attempts to validate female anger. Article by Leoni Horton.

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Could ‘Frozen II’ Win Best Original Song? – Oscars 2020

Could ‘Frozen II’ Win Best Original Song? – Oscars 2020

“in the final “Into the unknown” in the chorus, [Elsa] goes so far past the safe notes, way into the enchanted forest. Here the chorus acts as a microcosm for the whole narrative.” – Sophie Cook on why “Into the Uknown” should win Best Original Song at the 2020 Oscars.

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Box Office Report – 2019 Year In Review

Box Office Report – 2019 Year In Review

2019 – All Wrapped Up! The UK, Chinese and Worldwide box office rounded up, including the highest grossers, biggest losers and what to expect in 2020.

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Baz Luhrmann’s Iconic Postmodern Trilogy: An Exploration

Baz Luhrmann’s Iconic Postmodern Trilogy: An Exploration

Baz Luhrmann exercises postmodernism in his work through his instantly recognisable work in adaptation and reimagining, including in his three most iconic pieces, a postmodern trilogy explored by Sophie Cook.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Review

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Review

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), from screenwriter John Hughes and starring Chevy Chase, is “highly entertaining farce” according to Bradley Weir in his review.

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Jumanji 2 vs Frozen 2 – UK Box Office Report 13-15th Dec 2019

Jumanji 2 vs Frozen 2 – UK Box Office Report 13-15th Dec 2019

In our last box office update of 2019, Charlie Gardiner analyses the impact of ‘Jumanji 2’ and looks forward to the rest of the year’s releases, including ‘Rise of Skywalker’.

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