Neven Devies

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Anxiety and the Sensory Experience

Enter Roman Polanski’s critically acclaimed Repulsion, a soaring masterpiece of psychological horror. Catherine Deneuve plays Carol, a timid and beautiful French woman residing with her sister in a desolate flat in South Kensington. Horrified by the sexual desire she exposes in men, Carol becomes increasingly reclusive, giving way to a series of paranoiac delusions which…

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Looking ahead: 2015’s screen gems

Appropriate Behaviour Written, directed and starring up-and-coming comedian Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behaviour will undoubtedly score comparisons to Lena Dunham’s pop culture extravaganza Girls. Akhavan plays the role of Shirin, a self-entitled twenty-something Iranian urbanite struggling to juggle her identity between the perfect Persian daughter and politically-progressive bisexual. Shot on location in New York City and…

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Making Movies: Meeting a Student Director

Film editor Neven Devies sat down with award-winning director and UEA student Daniel Allen to discuss his work, his influences and his love for filmmaking. Why did you decide to make films in the first place? I was really interested in films and the production process itself. I used to watch a lot of behind-the-scenes footage…

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Review: Ouija

It’s Halloween, and that can only mean one thing: another run-of-the-mill horror film bastardised by the all-engulfing Hollywood machine. For almost a decade, the coveted release date has been taken over by both the Saw and Paranormal Activity sequels. But this year, with the supposed end of the Saw series and Paramount having been unable…

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The Alternative Guide to Halloween

The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2011) Bold and hypnotic, Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet rework the stylistic conventions of the giallo in their new film far more suited towards an art installation than commercial cinema. Following a man who searches for his missing wife within his labyrinthine apartment building, the film may lack a…

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The summer film schedule 2014

As you, dear reader, continue to brace yourself for what seems a perpetually infinite summer vacation, still mourning the bereavement of regular LCR club nights, and more or less drifting through life wondering where exactly the last academic year went; why not take a flick through our semi-comprehensive summer guide for upcoming film releases. We’ve…

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