Hollywood Spectacles – Nerds, Perverts and the Morally Deviant

Hollywood Spectacles – Nerds, Perverts and the Morally Deviant

Bespectacled film characters have long been presented with a number of damaging traits, the least of which is “being a nerd”. Ciaran Duncan explores this problematic representation in this feature essay.

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Easy A (2010) Review

Easy A (2010) Review

Can you believe that it has been 10 years since the release of ‘Easy A’? Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes and more star in Will Gluck’s version of “The Scarlet Letter”, reviewed by Martha Lane.

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Nolan’s Films Are Complex, but Are They Deep?

Nolan’s Films Are Complex, but Are They Deep?

Famed film director Christopher Nolan has long been a filmmaker who pursues interesting concepts, but are movie releases such as ‘Tenet’ and ‘Inception’ actually deep? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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Why the 1980s Is the Best Decade for Horror

Why the 1980s Is the Best Decade for Horror

Why the politics, special effects, music and themes of horror movies in the 1980s make for the best decade in the history of the genre. Article by James Harris.

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Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

Feeling Blue, Facebook? The Colour Symbolism of The Social Network

How David Fincher’s Mark Zuckerberg Facebook movie uses colour to evoke meaning and further story. Essay by Kristina Murkett.

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Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) Review

Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962) Review

Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), from screenwriter-director Agnès Varda, the only female film director of the French New Wave, is filmed with love rather than contempt according to Eve O’Dea in this review.

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The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

José Mojica Marins (1936-2020) provided Brazil with a distinct cinematic resistance to an oppressive regime, his character Coffin Joe crossing boarders and making for an iconic franchise-leading character. Paul A J Lewis explores Mojica’s work here.

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CGI Vs Animatronics

CGI Vs Animatronics

In 2020, the debate surrounding the use of CGI versus the use of Animatronics is more divisive than ever. o which is better? Louis B Scheuer explores.

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The Little Game of Dogville, and a Philosopher Who Sucks at His Job

The Little Game of Dogville, and a Philosopher Who Sucks at His Job

Lars von Trier’s Bertolt Brecht-inspired film about absent of most elements of set paints a picture of a broken capitalistic system. Cole Clark analyses how in this piece on the movie starring Nicole Kidman and Paul Bettany.

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