Between the Lines: The Screenplay Oscar Nominees

Every year the Oscar nominations invite cinema-goers to debate and argue on whether those nominated are worthy to be honoured.

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Top of the Docs #1 – When the Levees Broke (2006, Spike Lee)

Hello everyone! Welcome to Top of the Docs! Where, rather than lip-synching, we instead look each week at a specific documentary we feel deserves its 15 minutes.

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REVIEW: 'Church and State' (2018) Represents Both Sides of the Argument With Compassion and Respect

Church and State is a documentary focusing on a Utah court case that was led by an inexperienced gay man. Due to the pervasiveness of religion in the state, it was believed to not succeed. Despite all odds, however, the case succeeded in creating marriage equality, setting a legal precedent for the Supreme Court ruling in 2015.

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Raw (2016) is a Radical Coming of Age Horror Film That Gives Women Power Over Their Desires

Julia Ducournau’s French cannibalistic coming of age film Raw depicts feminine pleasure and power through body horror. The film played at festivals and in France, with a limited US release. Viewers had visceral reactions to the screenings, with some even walking out or passing out due to the graphic cannibalism. Even so, Ducournau’s film can be incredibly relatable and empowering for young women.

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Atypical's Journey to Authentic Disability Representation: Shining a Spotlight on College Disability Services

Atypical’s acknowledgement and exploration of college disability services signifies the importance of inclusivity and accessibility within an educational environment.

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Review: HBO's 'The Outsider' is slow and predictable, but curiously watchable

It’s rough around the edges and not original, but it’s also curiously watchable, and sometimes that’s enough.

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That’s So Gay… A Column Investigating LGBTQ+ Subtext in Film

For the LGBTQ+ society, subtext were the only morsels we got from fiction.

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'Toy Story 4' and the Love That Defines Us

What do you do when you feel like you no longer have a purpose? How do you move on? Toy Story 4, the latest and presumably final installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise, attempts to explore these (and many other) existential questions in a way that is accessible and hopeful for both kids and…

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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' and Its Failure to Reach a Cathartic Ending Through Reylo

This article contains spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker.  Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the “Skywalker Saga”, the internet has been ablaze in untangling its divisiveness. The reception to the J.J. Abrams-directed feature has been mixed at best, however, most critics agree that the film is…

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What’s on Scene #1 – February 2020

Howdy! Welcome to What’s on Scene, our new monthly column dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest screenings and programmes across the UK.

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