Tag: Comedy

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…

Arts

Rewriting Art History with Michelle Hartney

Contextualising the works of chauvinistic artists Picasso and Gaugin, amongst others, Michelle Hartney’s project Separate the Art From the Artist uses the activist writings of Hannah Gadsby and Roxanne Gay to highlight the artists’ misogyny. Hartney contextualises seminal works of Gaugin, Picasso and Balthus, and repositions them in the contexts of the abuse, misogyny and…

News

Laugh at the LCR comedy night returns next semester

UEA’s Laugh at the LCR comedy night will return on Wednesday 23 January 2019 with a host of comedians. Comedy events have witnessed much success in the Freshers programs of the past few years, with Laugh at the LCR formally introduced this current academic year as a source of variety within a very club-heavy programme…

Film

London Film Festival Review: Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite

I never thought I’d say it, but this is the closest that Director Yorgos Lanthimos is ever likely to come to a fluffy rom-com. Dropping contemporary dystopia for 18th Century largesse, The Favourite is a sumptuous, star-studded lark that marks not only Lanthimos’ safest film but will very likely live on as a gateway drug…

Music

Music, Movement and Meaning

Spoiler alert: this article contains significant It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia spoilers. Given you are all good people who didn’t watch it illegally and will wait a year for it to come to Netflix, don’t read ahead. I’m going to talk about that scene. The one we didn’t expect, even in a show where the…

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