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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Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

When plot twists work and when they don’t. Kieran Judge explores one of cinema’s most controversial, discussion stirring narrative elements, ruminating on some of the form’s best and most famous examples.

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The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state’s rich history of cinema.

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100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

Famed German Expressionism horror-thriller ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ turns 100 years old in 2020, but is it still relevant? Jacob Davis explores Germany’s first massively popular German export here.

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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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The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

Jacob Davis looks at 5 Netflix rom-coms with noticeable disparities between their critic and audience scores to decipher why those disparities exist and hopefully lend a helping hand on which one/s to watch.

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From ‘Foreign Language’ To ‘International Feature’: Why A Change In Name Isn’t Enough

From ‘Foreign Language’ To ‘International Feature’: Why A Change In Name Isn’t Enough

The Oscars have renamed their ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category ‘Best International Feature Film’ in the name of inclusivity – but, as Sophie Butcher discusses, this alone is not enough to improve recognition for world cinema.

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In Defence of The Academy – A Sarcastic Address of the Controversy Surrounding The Oscars

In Defence of The Academy – A Sarcastic Address of the Controversy Surrounding The Oscars

For close to a century, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been a pillar of open-mindedness and has set benchmarks for inclusion. This article celebrates their otherworldly knowledge and passion that totally isn’t bought or the source of controversy.

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Ravished by Romance – Before Sunrise’s Antithetical Approach to Love

Ravished by Romance – Before Sunrise’s Antithetical Approach to Love

After a quarter of a century on the big screen, why does Richard Linklater’s seminal romantic piece ‘Before Sunrise’ still resonate with audiences? Joseph Wade explores.

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