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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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The National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet – A Hybrid of the Arts

A year into a global pandemic, and theatres, cinemas and venues are still shut in most places around the world. Throughout this time, arts organisations have become more creative in the ways they bring their performances and shows to the public. Many resorted to the live-broadcasting on YouTube, but the National Theatre took it a […]

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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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The Haunting of Hill House vs Bly Manor

Why one was genius and the other fell flat. It is November and while spooky season is well and truly behind us, a new lockdown and shorter days makes us desperate for a good old fashioned horror. In 2018, Mike Flanagan blessed us with The Haunting of Hill House: an incredible work of filmmaking which […]

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REVIEW: The dull and disappointing Mary Queen of Scots

The story of Mary Queen of Scots initially sounds riveting: Mary, smuggled from France, arrives back home, ready to claim the throne of both Scotland and England. Hereby, she threatens the Queen of England Elizabeth’s position of power. Both are strong women, with tumultuous relationships with men, trying to fight for respect. On paper, you […]

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REVIEW: The cheesy rom-com delight of Crazy Rich Asians

The premise of Crazy Rich Asians is that of anyone’s wildest dreams: the incredible guy that you are dating turns out to be part of one of the wealthiest families on earth and he also happens to be Asia’s most eligible bachelor. The film follows Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu), a young economics professor […]

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Analysing a Scene: The subtle genius of The Social Network

Since its release in 2010, The Social Network has become a modern classic. Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film was destined to be great. However, we all know we love it, but only a few can really understand why. As the true cinephiles that we are, we went on a […]

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REVIEW: Spike Lee’s powerful BlacKKKlansman

Spike Lee’s long-awaited new film, finally hit cinemas this past Friday and it has already stirred up many a conversation about racism and the current political situation in the United States. Because, even though BlacKKKlansman is set in the 1970s, based on the memoir Black Klansman by black police officer Ron Stallworth, the film feels […]

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REELgems: The timelessness of Genesis cinema

For everyone living in East London, Genesis is well-known. It is the perfect hangout place for students, families and basically anyone who loves film. It is so great, we think it is even worth a trip East for the ones that aren’t so lucky to live around the corner of London’s best cinema (yes, we […]

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All the reasons to go to the BFI this August

Living in London can be challenging as a student. It seems as if your money disappears to nothing in particular (probably the tube) and at the end of the month, all you can do is live on ramen noodles and pasta pesto for a week. Thankfully, the city is big, and there are enough options […]