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Film Review: “Pain and Glory”

Pedro Almodóvar is a master of character. Of taking a single figure and dissecting them on screen. We see mothers mourning their sons, a kidnap victim and her relationship with the plastic surgeon keeping her captive. When he places focus on one character, Almodóvar ensures we learn them, inside and out. Pain and Glory, his […]Read More

Varda by Agnès: A Swan Song for a Legend of

It saddens me a little at how late I joined the party when discovering Agnès Varda’s work. It was only in the last couple of years that the enigmatic director, with her signature half-dyed bob haircut, was dropped in my lap countless times with film magazine editorials and an entire issue of Sight and Sound […]Read More

The Month In Films: November 2017

As we hurtle rapidly towards the end of the year, November is always the beginning of the awards season. So despite blockbuster, big-budget comic-based movies or sci-fi smash-hits hitting the screens soon, be prepared for a wave of nuanced, awards worthy films hitting the big-screen soon. Murder on the Orient Express Directed by Kenneth Brannagh […]Read More

The Month in Films: October 2017

With the cooler weather moving in, we no longer have to feel guilty about spending time inside on a sunny day, so if you fancy a trip to the cinema, take a look at some new releases for October. Blade Runner 2049 The highly anticipated sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner sees a star-studded cast including […]Read More

Twin Peaks: Is The Return Ushering In A New Age

In the very first episode of Twin Peaks: The Return, there comes a single moment that effectively outlines the intentions of the revival while simultaneously functioning as a wake-up call to misty-eyed fans hoping to find some form of answers to the numerous questions that the original show posed. It comes as we witness a […]Read More

The Month In Films: March

LOGAN – (MUST-SEE) The end of an era. In Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, Fox appears to have pulled out all the stops. Following on from Deadpool’s R-rated success, this conclusion of an epic character arc promises to be full of gore and expletives. The story follows an ageing Logan/Wolverine caring for an ailing […]Read More

Why ‘Hocus Pocus’ is the best Halloween film ever

Perennially loved and unendingly cheesy (of course it’s set in Salem, Massachusetts), Hocus Pocus is and always will be top of my list in terms of Halloween films. When teenage virgin Max lights a candle which brings back the Sanderson sisters to Salem, he must protect younger sister Dani, love interest Allison and the rest […]Read More

Ghostbusters: Sexism in the Face of Change

On the 29th of April, 2016, Ghostbusters became the most disliked movie trailer on Youtube. On paper, this seems like a wonderful act of defiance; the start of a multiplex revolt. Audiences who swarm the local cinemas had risen up in opposition of the unnecessary reboot. We now opposed the un-originality of the modern cinema. […]Read More

The Best of Independent Cinema

Right. It’s time to put the ‘indie’ into The Indiependent. As a huge cinema geek, one of my favourite aspects of the world of movies is independent cinema. Most indie films go unnoticed, which is a crying shame, but there are few that manage to make it big, winning many awards too. So here are […]Read More

Film News: Brexit set to have profound negative effect on

In this political pandemonium created by Britain’s vote to exit the EU where the value of our currency is dropping faster than the Labour shadow cabinet and angry posts litter your social media feeds, it seems that one very important area of impact is being overlooked: Culture. Whilst freedom of movement, currency values, employment, political […]Read More

Film News and Debate: Seth Rogen and Frozen fans forcing

Last month, The Independent published an article in which everyone’s favourite stoner Seth Rogen expressed his regret over the homophobic jokes made in the 2007 cult-comedy classic, Superbad. Rogen started writing the film at just thirteen years old, and given the way the teenage characters delivered these jokes so casually, they were, according to Rogen, […]Read More

My Life In Films: Georgia Hinson

Film is a very special thing to many people, and sooner or later we begin to realise how a few on screen hours play such big roles (cinema pun) in shaping our lives. Growing up in a woman filled household meant that, for me, my list of favourites is filled with all the classic chick […]Read More

First Dates at the Cinema: An Outdated Tradition?

Going for a first date to the cinema; it’s safe to say we have pretty much all been there, whether you’re 13 or 30, for some reason, it has become a part of society, but why? Is it because you can kiss in the dark and pretend people can’t see you? Or whether the boy […]Read More

The Bechdel Test: Is It Necessary?

Originally conceived in 1985 by cartoonist Alison Bechdel as “a little lesbian joke in an alternative feminist newspaper”, the Bechdel Test has now become the most popular way of checking gender bias in a work of fiction.  To pass, the work must contain at least two female characters (preferably with names) who have a conversation about something other […]Read More