Tag: Movies

Fashion

Makeup from the movies

Themed makeup, for example to recreate the theme of a particular film, can be a cute way of delivering a fierce look whilst also paying homage to something you love. But some argue this is just a way to exploit customers into paying more for certain products. Most makeup in a collection themed around a…

Music

AJ Tracey: birth of a superstar

In AJ Tracey’s self-titled debut, he showcases his remarkable versatility that the British hip-hop scene arguably lacked. His Secure The Bag! EP was met with critical acclaim, and between the release of the EP and this debut he released a successful run of singles, including Butterflies featuring Not3s, which charted highly in the UK. AJ…

Music

Music documentaries: what’s the point

There’s no denying that music documentaries can offer a new angle on well-loved bands or musicians, however many may argue these documentaries aren’t needed. The main issue I have with such documentaries is that they can be viewed as a means to simply make money. The primary thing I love about any artist is their…

Film

Velvet Buzzsaw: Satirising the politics of the art world

Velvet Buzzsaw, directed by Dan Gilroy – the director and writer of 2014’s sleeper hit Nightcrawler, is an American satirical mystery thriller. The film’s star studded cast include the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Zawe Ashton, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, Natalia Dyer and Toni Collette. This is the first collaboration of Dan Gilroy with all the…

Film

Can blockbuster movies be political?

Politics has been a constant presence in cinema for a long time, but if I told you that your favourite film had a strong political undertone, would you view it in the same light as before? Probably not, and it is for this reason, that politics in mainstream cinema is largely a subtle, covered force…

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