Tag: Film

Film, Venue

Rebecca: Review

Dark, beautiful, and clever are 3 words I’d use to describe Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca.  I’d never read the books,written by Daphne du Maurier, but I’d always heard good things about the story of Rebecca. So when I heard it was coming onto Netflix, I knew it was the perfect time to give the story a…

Film, Venue

#NotAWitch: The Witches and Disability

We all suffer from the odd moment of mind boggling brainlessness. Warner Bros just had theirs after releasing “The Witches”, an adaptation of the 1983 novel by British writer Roald Dahl. The main issue relates to director Robert Zemeckis’s seeming ignorance towards the very concept of disability, unequivocally blurring the line between physical impairment and…

Film

Mulan (2020) Review

Subscribers of Disney+ and even the most casual of Disney fans will no doubt know that the Mulan live-action remake has finally premiered onto the streaming service, six months after it was originally meant to open in cinemas. The film has come under fire by fans and critics alike because of its long production and…

Film

Post Lockdown Cinema

I am very fond of films. They are my favourite things in the world. I once watched 509 films in one year. I own an Odeon limitless card and for a long period, I had seen every single film that came out. This is my way of showing I care about cinema. And cinemas. The…

Film

Enola Holmes: Review

Enola Holmes, based on a series of books of the same name, starring Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, has been released. The film follows the character of Enola Holmes, set in 1884, in a world on the brink of change. We get action-packed scenes mixed in with historical references such as clothing and setting as…

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Hollywood, the Academy, and race

Let’s start with a harrowing statistic. The first Academy Awards were hosted back in 1929, and since then over 3,000 awards have been handed out. Only 43 recipients were Black. There is no denying there is a huge disparity in the number of BIPOC creatives being nominated for the Academy Awards, with the peak of…

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