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Call Me By Your Name: a critique of hypermasculinity

When one considers films which comment on masculinity and its poisonous effect on the male psyche, the usual films to discuss are ones like Taxi Driver and Fight Club, which satirises and warns against the toxicity, rather than showing the alternative, showing how the rejection of masculine ideals can lead to greater happiness. One such…

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And the Oscar goes to…

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony always promised to be a challenge. Since the last Academy Awards ceremony, the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the birth of the #metoo movement rocked Hollywood, alienating many film fans from the institute that previously represented quality and respectability in film. Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the event after a debut…

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Are sex scenes ever necessary?

People have sex. It’s normal for people to have sex. So it’s not shocking we see it on the big screen. Sex scenes are uncomfortable viewing on a Sunday night watching a film with your Mum, but otherwise – it’s just sex. If writers and directors chose to hide it they’d perpetuate the view that…

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And the nominations are…

Lady Bird “‘I just want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.’ This line, spoken to the titular Lady Bird by her mother, serves to sum up the message of the film. A classic coming-of-age comedy, filled with writer/director Greta Gerwig’s characteristic wit and honesty, Lady Bird traces the…

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The greatest Oscar race in years?

The Golden Globes may have made their decision, but we are still in no way closer to determining which film is going to win Best Picture at the Oscars. In what has been a great year for movies, the current roster of front-runners suggest that this could be the greatest Oscar race in quite some…

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Call Me By Your Name: peachy in Italy

Adapted from Andre Aciman’s novel, Call Me By Your Name is the difference between a lukewarm Americano and a coffee of your choice with a selection of hazelnut, amaretto and mocha syrups. It’s the difference between squash and fresh pressed oranges. Set in the summer of 1983 ‘somewhere in Northern Italy,’ Luca Guadagnino’s seductive film…

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