Abi Constable

OldVenue, TV

Making a Netflix Hit

The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer, which was filmed over the course of ten years, follows Stephen Avery’s original prison sentence and exoneration in its first episode, and his second major arrest and trial in the remaining nine episodes. The documentary is the story of a troubled man, convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder…

Film

#OscarsSoWhite

By now, the situation regarding the lack of diversity in the 2016 Academy Award nominations is no secret. The main individual categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Supporting Actor, have only white nominees. As well as this, the films nominated for Best Picture all have a predominantly white cast. An…

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It is time for us to stop thinking negatively of feminism

What does the word ‘feminism’ actually mean? For me it is simply a synonym for ‘political, economic and social gender equality’, however others think of feminists as wanting supremacy over men. You might think “this is written by a woman so obviously it’s going to idealise feminism,” however much too often I see videos created…

Featured Posts, OldVenue, TV

Netflix Anonymous

BoJack Horseman There seems to be an extremely divided opinion about adult animation but I have always been a fan, so when my sister suggested I watch BoJack Horseman, I got straight to it and finished the entire series the very same day. It follows a washed up Hollywood actor, who also happens to be…

Film, OldVenue

Decades of Film: 1970s

NEW WAVE, NEW YOU The 1970s was a revolutionary decade for cinema. It not only produced many great films (a lot of beloved Hipster classics), and directors (Coppola, Scorsese, Altman) and actors (De Niro, Pacino) of today but it also shaped filmic conventions. By the end of the 60s Hollywood was disintegrating, 1950s conformist values…

Features

Women in comedy

After Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson claimed that her size is a benefit to her comedy because it’s not fun to laugh at more slim and attractive women, we have been left wondering whether this is a real and unspoken issue in our society. Wilson not only commented that being bigger is an asset, but…

Global

Election Countdown

As we enter election season the ever so topical issue of TV debates has begun to rise, where leaders will battle each other for the political spotlight. Last week however, Prime Minister David Cameron said that he didn’t want to participate in television debates that didn’t include all minority parties (e.g. Green and SNP) as…

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