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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,…


#20MovieChallenge: exploring the impact of films online

Recently, a trend has been circulating twitter called the #20MovieChallenge. The idea is for users to post an image or gif, once a day for twenty days, of a film that has impacted them in some way. For me, this process was a distillation of film as a cultural institution in 2018: it made the…


2018: The year of Bergman

Arts Editor Johanne Elster Hanson explores the multifaceted and highly influential work of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in the year celebrating his centenary. 2018 marked the centenary of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s birth. Bergman, who wrote and directed more than 60 feature films, is widely viewed as one of the most influential filmmakers in history….


Venue Reviews: Mortal Engines

As a running joke in the books, real world pop culture relics show up thoroughly misunderstood in the new film adaptation of the Mortal Engines series. This seems to have happened between book and movie. I’m glad I watched this film. There’s undeniable joy in seeing so much care put into the translating the aesthetics…


A Simple Favour premiere at BFI Southbank

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend the UK premiere of Paul Feig’s latest film, A Simple Favour, at the BFI Southbank, complete with red carpet experience and an introductory Q&A with Feig and stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) and Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect). During a pre-film Q&A with the film’s team, Feig, known…

July 2021
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