Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

Thelma and Louise: The Most Powerful Final Image in Cinema

How the ending to Ridley Scott’s ‘Thelma & Louise’ (1991) is one of the most iconic and powerful in all of cinema, and how it can be interpreted. Essay by Gala Woolley.

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DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

DC’s Lightest Movie, Shazam!, Also Contains Its Darkest Moment

In the light-hearted family movie Shazam!, that subverted the tone of the earlier DCEU, David F. Sandberg finds space for a heartbreaking character moment. Article by Rob Gifford.

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Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix’s Business Model Doesn’t Allow for Long-Term Film Success

Netflix Original movies seem to disappear just as soon as they’ve appeared, and with a new film set to be released during every week of 2021, it’s an issue filmmakers should take notice of. Essay by Luke Hinton.

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Arrival and the Language of Cinema

Arrival and the Language of Cinema

In his 2016 science fiction film ‘Arrival’, director Denis Villeneuve expertly uses the power of cinematic language to take us on a mind bending journey of love, loss, and the inevitability of time. Essay by Margaret Roarty.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Midnight Cowboy

5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Midnight Cowboy

John Schlesinger film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ (1969) starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight is a classic of cinema, and here are 5 reasons why you must watch it. Article by Katie Doyle.

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Sia’s Music Is Not “a Love Letter to the Autistic Community”: It’s Another Unrealistic Portrayal of ASD

Sia’s Music Is Not “a Love Letter to the Autistic Community”: It’s Another Unrealistic Portrayal of ASD

Sia’s Golden Globes nominated feature film debut, ‘Music’, a musical starring Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson, is another unrealistic portrayal of ASD. Essay by Shona Leigh Pope.

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The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

The Enduring Legacy of Stan and Ollie

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were beloved by legions of fans and described by legends of comedy as the very best around. What makes Stan and Ollie such an enduring act? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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The Subversion of the Motion Picture Production Code in Cat People

The Subversion of the Motion Picture Production Code in Cat People

How Jacques Tourneur thriller ‘Cat People’ (1942) worked with and against the Hays Code to become a much discussed and highly influential film of its era. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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