Chasing the Present in ‘Before Sunset’

Chasing the Present in ‘Before Sunset’

Richard Linklater’s middle entry into his Before Trilogy, ‘Before Sunset’ (2004) is about attempting to live in the present. Here’s how it achieves that. Essay by Kyra Lieberman.

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The Academy Has Failed Animation (Again)

The Academy Has Failed Animation (Again)

The medium of animation is snubbed by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences every Oscars season. In 2024, animated film has been failed again. Essay by Munir Abedrabbo C.

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The Transformative Impact of Teachers on the Protagonists of 21st Century Coming-Of-Age Films

The Transformative Impact of Teachers on the Protagonists of 21st Century Coming-Of-Age Films

Mr Hunnam’s impact on his student Angus Tully in ‘The Holdovers’ is just one of a number of examples of teachers acting as key guiding figures in coming-of-age film. Essay by Cat Searcey.

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The Apartment: The Elevator Between Eras

The Apartment: The Elevator Between Eras

‘The Apartment’ (1960), from director Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, acted as an elevator between Hollywood eras. Article by Kyra Lieberman.

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‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Is Scorsese’s Macbeth Adaptation

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Is Scorsese’s Macbeth Adaptation

How Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ (2023) is a modern interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. Full essay and analysis by Kieran Judge.

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Scorsese’s Goodfellas and The Power of Movie Soundtracks

Scorsese’s Goodfellas and The Power of Movie Soundtracks

How Martin Scorsese utilises a diverse soundtrack of iconic popular music to help narrate his tale of gangsters, glory and regret in ‘Goodfellas’ (1990). Essay by Grace Laidler.

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The Importance of Expressionism in ‘Raging Bull’

The Importance of Expressionism in ‘Raging Bull’

How the expressionist techniques of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Raging Bull’ (1980) elucidate the extent of Jake LaMotta’s (Robert De Niro) psychological turmoil. Essay by Callum McGrath.

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Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty: Classic Disney Princesses Through the Eyes of a Modern Maiden

Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty: Classic Disney Princesses Through the Eyes of a Modern Maiden

Disney Animation classics ‘Snow White’, ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ are revisited by a 9-year-old and her mother, to evaluate what is outdated and what isn’t. Article by Martha Lane.

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How ‘Threads’ Remains Frighteningly Relevant 40 Years On

How ‘Threads’ Remains Frighteningly Relevant 40 Years On

Barry Hines and Mick Jackson constructed a straight-to-television film that depicted the horrors of nuclear annihilation in a terrifying, realistic and lasting manner. Essay by Eleanor Wise.

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