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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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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Die Hard vs Lethal Weapon: The Battle for Christmas

Die Hard vs Lethal Weapon: The Battle for Christmas

‘Die Hard’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’ are each action movies that have become Christmas staples to many, but which is the most Christmassy? Katie Doyle explores, judging each by clearly defined factors.

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How Every Element in the Final Sequence from ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Works To Create A Wonderfully Disturbing Finale

How Every Element in the Final Sequence from ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Works To Create A Wonderfully Disturbing Finale

How Anthony Minghella’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ borrows from Hitchcock and Film Noir to create a phenomenal and tense final sequence. Analysis by Sophie Cook.

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So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

“Comparing this movie to Hallmark is offensive to Hallmark – their films are basically ‘Citizen Kane’ compared to this.” Jacob Davis on ‘Romance In the Outfield: Double Play’ and “knowing why a film doesn’t work is key to understanding why others do.”

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Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Over half a century later, Hitchcock’s movies still have us on the edge of our seats. But why? Kieran Judge breaks down how he masterfully manipulates his audience in a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene from ‘Marnie’ (1964).

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A Textual Analysis of ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

A Textual Analysis of ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

An analysis of the use of colour and the narrative progression on offer in ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ by Jacob Davis.

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