LFF REVIEW: Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’ (2019) is Worthy of Being A Front-Runner for Awards

“It has been crafted into something unique between being moving and heartbreaking” Coming in as a British viewer, you would be excused for thinking that the emotional connection might be missing for Mr Rogers and his brand of family entertainment. While his show never really made its way from America to the UK, we certainly…

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LFF REVIEW: “A massive shock to the system” – Uncut Gems (2019)

“Feels like a constant adrenaline shot to the system” The predictions for this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) surprise film was always between two highly anticipated pictures, Parasite and Uncut Gems. Even with the tease of “who likes musicals? Who likes cats?” didn’t convince the crowd as the Safdie Brothers, introduced their latest effort to…

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LFF REVIEW: “A sentimental piece about understanding childhood trauma” – ‘Honey Boy’ (2019)

“Honey Boy offers something more heartfelt and personal” When it was first announced Shia LaBeouf was to write and star in a film based around his own childhood experiences growing up within the studio system, I had a feeling something special was about to be created. Previously exploring his own legacy through an art project…

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LFF REVIEW: “One of the best ‘Zom-Coms’ going” – ‘Little Monsters’ (2019)

“Moments of sincerity that push this above other horror comedies” Since her Best Supporting Actress win at the Oscars back in 2014 for her role in 12 Years a Slave, Lupita Nyong’o has been crying out for a lead role that can showcase her talents fully. Her work in Queen of Katwe and Black Panther…

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How Anna and Elsa Represent Summer in ‘Frozen’ (2013)

You would think it would be hard to argue that Frozen, one of Disney’s most snow filled movies, could be considered the ultimate summer film. For the most part, you can’t blame people for forgetting that the film takes place in July, but outside of the obvious mentions that pop out throughout the film (I’m…

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Best Of 2019 So Far – Shaun Alexander

2019 has been an eventful year for me. I finished university with a first-class film degree and attended film festivals that I have dreamed of visiting. I broke my back in January but didn’t let it get the best of me. Films, as always, have been a massive comfort for me, but this year more…

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SUNDANCE REVIEW:”Never Left Satisfyingly Avenged” – ‘The Nightingale’ (2019)

I am writing this review as a way to express some very pent up emotions that director Jennifer Kent’s latest film has thrust upon me. The Babadook has grown to be a modern horror favourite among film fans and I certainly felt strongly about how it was able to portray grief in a nuanced way.…

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REVIEW: “One of the Strongest Directorial Debuts in History” – ‘Booksmart’ (2019)

Some films are filled with kinetic energy that has you leaving the theatre full of life. Something that hits a raw nerve deep down that only the truly greats know how to exploit. Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart does just that. She has filled her film with so much comedy and heart that it will last as…

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BFI FLARE REVIEW: “Delicate and Poetic” – ‘Vita &Virginia’ (2019)

Great writers always put passion and love in to their work. Virginia Woolf was no different, and with Vita & Virginia we see into the relationship which inspired one of Woolf’s greatest works: Orlando. Chanya Button takes a delicate and poetic look at a time in this pair’s life that shines a light on their…

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Our Five 21st Century LGBT Acting Nominees

With this years number of gay roles being nominated within the acting categories totalling 7, I felt it was worth doing some digging in to the difference between roles played by gay actors and their nominations compared to straight actors for LGBT roles. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the stats don’t weigh…

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