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Film, Venue

My Best Picture: Joker

I am not a fan of superhero movies but I am an activist for Todd Phillips’ Joker. As one of the frontrunners this year, it is the most well-written, well-acted and experimental choice from the major film companies. Joaquin Phoenix showed a role few could properly pull off, the tortured psychotic left out of whacky…

Fashion, Venue

What your Halloween costume says about you (and other stupid assumptions)

As the trees shed their leaves and the days grow shorter, there’s a quiet anticipation for the spookiest day of the year. Yes, people, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Halloween. It means we’ll be witnessing this year’s additions to the pop-culture pantheon. From Princess Leia to your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, Britney…

Film, Venue

Violence, Joker and Moral Panic

‘Joker’ is currently at the centre of heated discussion across the political spectrum, capturing a wave of passionate debate in a way few films can. Typically, the Express and the Mail will attack films with anything that even mildly offends their strict moral sensibilities. From the violence of ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ to…

Film, Venue

Joker: An incredible, visceral performance

‘Joker’ marks a new age for DC and Warner Bros. Once seen as marvel’s lacklustre competition, DC now welcomes projects completely separate to their cinematic universe. Telling the origin of perhaps one of the most famous villains in history, ‘Joker’ presents the story of Arthur Fleck and his downfall, leading to him becoming Batman’s ultimate…

Film

Venue at the Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice International Film Festival was definitely the experience of the year for me. Not only because I was about to see some of the most anticipated films of the year, but because I was among the lucky ones that got to see films like Marriage Story or Joker before anyone else on this…

Film, Venue

Autumn Previews

The Joker  The Clown Prince of Crime is returning to our screens in yet another incarnation. While initial feedback to the upcoming DC Universe film understandably showed some apprehension, acclaim from the Venice Film Festival and an all star cast of Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro has led to the film being one of…

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