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The Beauty of Nomadland

Yesterday night, the 93rd Academy Awards were held in LA, in an understated, simpler ceremony than we are normally used to. It seems only right then, that the Best Picture winner isn’t a big, over-the-top production, but an uncomplicated film that captures the life of nomadic people in America. With director Chloe Zhao also snapping […]

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Malcolm & Marie vs. Before Midnight: How To Write An Argument

When I first heard about the release of Malcolm & Marie I was immediately excited. Starring two of my favourite actors (Zendaya and John David Washington), written and directed by Sam Levinson and completely centring around one night in a relationship seemed like the key ingredients of what would become my new favourite film. But […]

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Is Cinema Dead?

This year, more than ever, cinemas have struggled. With the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theatres across the world have had to close their doors and with big blockbuster films delayed until far into next year, some might not reopen any time soon. However, the question on whether or not cinemas will survive has existed long before […]

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Emily in Paris: Innocent Rom-Com or Queer-Baiting?

When Emily in Paris was released at the beginning of October, it seemed to be the only thing anyone talked about. And not necessarily because it was particularly good, but because in the midst of a pandemic some good old-fashioned escapism was exactly what audiences needed. From Darren Star (the creator of Sex and the […]

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200 Years of Emily Brontë

Everyone has heard of Wuthering Heights. May it be the Kate Bush song, the endless TV and film adaptions, or the book itself. Emily Brontë’s and Kate Bush’s birthday both fall on the same day (30th of July), so it’s fitting to take a few moments to remember the sheer gravity of the novel that […]

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Why period dramas are the feminist films we need

Period dramas are without a doubt my favourite movies of all time. I never quite knew why: if it was the costumes, the beautiful locations or the tragic stories that surrounded the characters. From a very young age, I was fascinated. I could lose myself for hours in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Somewhat […]