Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Chores: Understanding ‘Tenet’

Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic Chores: Understanding ‘Tenet’

Nolan frequently assigns his audience chores, engineering his films in such a way that requires them to participate in each narrative actively. ‘Tenet’ is no exception. Leoni Horton explores.

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The Assistant (2019/20) Review

The Assistant (2019/20) Review

Kitty Green’s ‘The Assistant’ (2019/2020) “is a stunning piece of work that unflinchingly tells a story of everyday life and everyday abuse in an industry that isn’t changing fast enough.” Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

“It’s hard to imagine a film more relevant to the past and present being released this year”. Spike Lee’s Netflix Original exploration of PTSD, race and neo-imperialism reviewed by Jacob Davis.

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Babyteeth (2020) Review

Babyteeth (2020) Review

Coming-of-age drama ‘Babyteeth’, starring Eliza Scanlen and Toby Wallace, directed by Shannon Murphy, “side-steps every overworked genre cliché”. Full movie review by Leoni Horton.

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10 Films from the Past 10 Years To Teach You About White Privilege

10 Films from the Past 10 Years To Teach You About White Privilege

A list of 10 films from the past 10 years that everyone can watch to educate themselves on racial inequality, systemic racism and white privilege. Article by Beth Sawdon.

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Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

With the future of the film industry uncertain, people are turning to the ultimate form of escapism: the movie musical. Could the often suppressed genre be cinema’s next big trend? Charlie Gardiner explores.

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Windows Into Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’

Windows Into Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-ho’s Best Picture Oscar winning feature ‘Parasite’ (2019/2020) makes spectacular use of windows to establish and reinforce themes. Sam Sewell-Peterson explores in this ‘Parasite’ essay.

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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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