Tag: revolutionary

Music

The Sound of Social Justice

For as long as music has existed, it has bought society together and been used to share ideas. A prominent example: Band Aid. The charity supergroup, formed in 1984, raised funds to help stop the Ethiopian famine. Though they have faced much criticism for their methods, their hit ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ features on…

Film

#20MovieChallenge: exploring the impact of films online

Recently, a trend has been circulating twitter called the #20MovieChallenge. The idea is for users to post an image or gif, once a day for twenty days, of a film that has impacted them in some way. For me, this process was a distillation of film as a cultural institution in 2018: it made the…

Arts, OldVenue

The Decline of Art

The BRIT award statue has been designed and redesigned by artists since 2011. If anyone still watches the awards show itself is by the by, given that seeing who will do what to the statue of Britannia beforehand is probably more exciting than the celebration of mediocrity it’s used for. The statue has been redesigned…

Film, OldVenue

Decades of Film: 1970s

NEW WAVE, NEW YOU The 1970s was a revolutionary decade for cinema. It not only produced many great films (a lot of beloved Hipster classics), and directors (Coppola, Scorsese, Altman) and actors (De Niro, Pacino) of today but it also shaped filmic conventions. By the end of the 60s Hollywood was disintegrating, 1950s conformist values…