Amy Lee

Film, OldVenue

Head To Head: Best Dystopian Hero

Peeta Mellark  Peeta Mellark is one of the best characters primarily because he’s loveably hopeless. In the first film alone he spends pretty much the entirety of the Hunger Games disguised as some rocks, gets seriously poisoned and is ultimately ‘dumped’ by Katniss. He may not be the strongest dystopian teen character ever, or in…

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Superheroes on film: the good, the bad and the ugly

Everyone loves a good superhero film, whether it’s the quick, slick moves of Spiderman, the intimidating sophistication of Batman or the class and wit of Superman. With this, comes a long, long list of movie portrayals of the iconic figures. Some have been great, some have been ok, some have been awful, and some just…

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Under the Influence

How High (2001) Sometimes you can’t beat indulging in some straight up ridiculousness. How High is off the chart in terms of its unashamed silliness and completely ludicrous plot. What better way to entertain a baked, hazy mind than to get lost in an hour and a half of two underachieving stoners (played by Method…

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Decades of Film: 1990s

TRUE GRIT “Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television”. Possibly the best opening of a film to grace the 90s in the shape of gritty Scottish crime film Trainspotting. Enter a skinny Ewan McGregor, a revolting toilet scene and plenty of heroin into the equation and…

Film

Rub-a-Dub-Snub

This year’s Oscar nominations have been met with an overwhelming amount of criticism for multiple snubs and a lack of diversity within the nominees. Potential big winners this year include Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, both having been given nine nominations. However, top performances by Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest…

Film

Eat my Short

Steve Kahn describes his new psychological horror short film Fear as “art house horror a la Hitchcock”. The creative placement of the camera makes for a visually impressive and engaging 15 minutes of thrill, and the Janet Leigh-esque female protagonist and blood-down-the-drain shot pay homage to Hitchcock’s Psycho. A young woman is home alone, taking…

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