Article Discussions, Film

Representation of the Racialised Body in Loving (2017)

Film Discussion

Loving is a true life dramatic feature depicting the lives of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving who battled against the Virginian law in order to spend their lives together.   Their marriage, taking place in 1958, soon sparked attention from the unrelenting law enforcers of Virginia state and putting them in a difficult position of having to remove themselves from the state entirely for the next 25 years to receive a suspended sentence.

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Film, Movie Reviews

La La Land (2017)

Film Review

Published with Starskify

Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress, attempting to navigate her own way through the competitive environment of Los Angeles. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) has hopes to share his love of jazz music and open his own music club to save the genre. Drawn together after a series of unexpected meetings, the two are propelled into a wondrous blur of romance and music, whilst embarking on their own endeavours to achieve their dreams in the colourful big city. 

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Article Discussions, Film

Representation of Body & Gender in The Neon Demon (2016)

Film Discussion

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The Neon Demon (2016) does seem to support a belief that contemporary women and young females identify their role as one to be looked at my males and everyone else around them. Director Nicolas Winding Refn fashioned together a shocking depiction of the modelling industry and even portrays these supposed truths in such a way that almost deems offensive to some viewers.

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TV

A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Netflix TV Review

– Includes potential spoilers –

Covering the books written by Lemony Snicket, the latest original series to arrive on Netflix is the book adaptation of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events‘. Originally made into one singular film back in 2004 under the same name, the narrative follows three siblings recently orphaned after a fire destroying their family home; propelling them into a world lacking the stability and safety they were accustomed to.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Sing Street (2016)

Film Review

Forced to adapt to the new surroundings of state school in 1980’s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is struggling with a crumbling family and is yearning for an escape. After coming across a mysterious young model, Raphina, he then strives to form his own band to impress her, made up of a contrasting group of students. Together, they begin to write and practice, finding their own sound, personality and image with the help of Raphina.

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Top Films of 2016

Top 16 Films of 2016

Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Film Review

Maintaining an abundant lifestyle in the wilderness, Ben Cash raised his six children for survival away from the rest of working society. Sheltered from the big city bustle, the family live under their own distinct terms, following a routine of hunting and training. After the news of their mum’s suicide is brought to Ben’s attention, life becomes jolted. Dismissed from the funeral plans because of their choice of lifestyle, Ben and his children are determined to fulfil his wife’s wishes. Proceeding into society, the children are put to the ultimate test of surviving in civilisation, while Ben’s capabilities as a father are questioned.

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Article Discussions, Film

Nerve in Reality

Movie Discussion

Written and published with Creators.co – 11th November 2016

In the age of technology, our society is exposed to many new and radical notions that may have once seemed unthinkable to exist in the real world. 2016 saw the release of teenage action feature Nerve, of which graced our cinema screens to depict an extreme, online game of truth or dare. Situated in a world virtually identical to our own, the film displays similarities, yet still holds an utmost far-fetched notion concerning the world of social media and online way of life. The question lies to whether or not these notions could in fact be plausible in our current society or if it’s just too drastic even for our world.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Film Review

First Published with Starskify – 14th November 2016

Living what seems to be the life of luxury, art gallery owner Susan is dragging herself through an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfying work life. After the delivery of an abnormal package from her ex-husband, her mind becomes enthralled in the novel manuscript she’s been gifted with and thoughts drift back to memories of her life with Edward. Dedicated to her, the book depicts a character doubling as Edward, battling dark and enthralling circumstances. 

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