He’s Not Like Us: ‘Midnight Special’s Queer Otherness

Watching Alton Meyers (Jaeden Lieberher) be introduced in Midnight Special was like being thrown back in time. We first see him cocooned in an old motel sheet; his hunched frame silhouetted by the flashlight he’s using to read the comic book balanced on his knee. At that exact moment, Alton exists, figuratively, on his own…

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REVIEW: “Genuinely Unnerving Without Taking Itself Too Seriously” – ‘Greta’ (2019)

A naïve young girl named Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finds a lost handbag on the subway, and against her roommates warnings takes it to the address found on a driver’s licence in the bag. The bag belongs to a lonely widow named Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert), and the two strike up an unlikely friendship, bonded…

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REVIEW: “The Portrait of a NY Style Icon” – ‘Iris’ (2014)

Iris Apfel is rarely seen without her signature oversized, round-frame glasses. For decades Apfel has been a flamboyant presence on the New York fashion scene and although her pace may be slow, her wit is consistently quick. Iris (2014) is Albert Maysles’ documentary centred on a character study of the intriguing Iris Apfel. Although the…

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‘Captain Marvel’ (2019): Getting Back Up Again

WARNING: This article contains very mild spoilers for Captain Marvel. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been watching Marvel films since I was a kid. The first film I can vividly remember watching was Thor with my Dad, just on the off chance it was on, and being completely suckered into this fantastical whirlwind…

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Falling In Love Through Song: The Appeal Of The Indie Musical Romance

Picture this: it’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve already made plans for a date night in with your significant other/friends/self – you get the idea. You have dinner prepared and lighting to set the mood… all that’s missing is the perfect film to watch. Well, if you happen to love music as much as you love…

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‘The Matrix’: 20 Years On, We’re Still Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole

‘What is the Matrix? Control.’ We find Morpheus explaining this to Neo in the Construct; a blank, white space used by him and the Resistance to simulate any situation they require when training to take down the Agents. He’s referring to the farming of human beings to provide power for a dominant race of robots…

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Flip Screen: A Launch Into 2019

Do you know this one blog with a title like this? – Possibly Scott Pilgrim Two months ago, I sent Ell a proposal. This proposal was somewhat wild and happens to be one of a growing number of impulsive decisions on my part. Yet despite the numerous in caps messages I sent her over several…

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