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Film, TV

In Defence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The MCU has been scrutinised by the media lately as Martin Scorsese has come out to say that ‘Marvel films are not cinema’ and Francis Ford Coppola has jumped into this saying that the genre is ‘despicable’. Scorsese’s remarks have angered MCU fans as he compares the films to theme parks, while some of the…

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

Features

The Oscars

A Star is Born – Ryan Norman  ‘Are you happy in this modern world?’ asks Bradley Cooper in Shallow, the lead track from A Star Is Born. Despite this being the film’s fourth iteration, Cooper’s directorial execution gives it the contemporary impact it needed. The film tackles mental illness, transgender representation, modern celebrity culture and…

Film

Superheroes, selflessness and interventionism

Despite the oft-criticised saturation of the superhero genre in recent years, a large audience knows and loves the action-filled, popcorn-guzzling films that continue to be released; and their continued box office performance shows that their dominance of the market will not let up. They still capture an audience that is not becoming fatigued – as…

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