When Love Transcends Time (Travel)

When Love Transcends Time (Travel)

“Time travel […] can miraculously give characters their happily ever after, snatch it cruelly away, or both.” Time travel and love in cinema – an essay by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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How Music Reframes the Violence in You Were Never Really Here

How Music Reframes the Violence in You Were Never Really Here

How the music composed by Jonny Greenwood for ‘You Were Never Really Here’ borrows from Aphex Twin to create a dialogue between character and narrative. Essay by Cole Clark.

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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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Real-Time: Examining How the Safdie Brothers Experiment with Naturalistic Cinema

Real-Time: Examining How the Safdie Brothers Experiment with Naturalistic Cinema

Are Josh and Benny Safdie, The Safdie Brothers, the quiet revolutionaries of contemporary cinema? Leoni Horton examines their exploration of naturalistic filmmaking thus far, looking at the likes of ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Good Time’.

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Superhero Bust: The Future of the Superhero Genre

Superhero Bust: The Future of the Superhero Genre

Have we seen the pinnacle of the superhero movie mountain? Gillian MacLeod looks at the facts, analysing the genre in conjunction with a prominent film theory in this special superhero movie essay.

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An American Werewolf In London – Unfinished Game-Changing Fun

An American Werewolf In London – Unfinished Game-Changing Fun

Roger Ebert once described horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’ (1981), from director John Landis, as “unfinished”. Sarah Williams looks at how this unfinished movie changed the game by making horror fun.

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‘Green Street’ and Toxic Masculinity

‘Green Street’ and Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity and violence in ‘Green Street’ (2005) starring Elijah Wood and Charlie Hunnam. How critique of the film seems to have missed the point, as written by George Forster.

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Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

Breaking Principles: Passive Characters in ‘Vivarium’ (2020)

How ‘Vivarium’ (2020) succeeds in frustrating some and enlightening others through its choice of presenting actively-passive characters against all usual writing principles. Essay by Kieran Judge.

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