Niamh Brook

Film

Concrete at BFI Flare

Representation, in all forms, is perhaps one of cinema’s most important tasks. Cinema is a platform that allows for individuals from around the world to see their stories being lived by others and in doing so allows them to gain a greater understanding of themselves. In every film, we must strive for representation. Since 1986,…

Film

#releasethesnydercut: Should We Care?

The year was 2017 and Warner Bros. had just released its DC superhero team up epic, Justice League. An orange, CGI mess of a film with rushed story lines and strange moustache faces. Fans were not pleased. DC has always floundered in the limelight of its super-competitors, rushing releases to match the never-ending stream of…

Film

Christmas Favourite: Nativity

Every year, on the 1st December, one film graces my screen and has done for the past 10 years. Nativity, for me, encapsulates everything I love about Christmas. Funny, charming and silly, the film champions normality by specifically casting normal children with no previous experience to play the lead roles. This adds a wonderful charm…

Film, Venue

Norwich Film Festival 2020

I come from a city that does not value the arts. When I moved to Norwich three years ago it felt like walking into a whole new world. Norwich is a place where art is valued and nowhere is this more evident than at the Norwich Film Festival.  Now, don’t be fooled the Norwich Film…

Film

Concrete at the London Film Festival

The London Film Festival, since its inception in 1957, has screened a wide range of both independent and mainstream films that showcase the power of cinema and innovative filmmaking. The London Film Festival continues to be an important event in the British film industry and this year Concrete was granted press access and had the…

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