The Father’s Frontier: Familial Separation in Modern Space Movies

With a fully-armed and operational Star Wars franchise in play, cinematic portrayals of the great unknown which don’t belong to a galaxy far, far away have truly had their work cut out. Financially and in terms of sheer screen space, the Skywalker saga (and its various spin-offs) has dominated the sci-fi landscape. But as this…

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Best Of 2019 So Far – Thomas Sheriff

I never see as many films as I’d like; especially not in the cinema. I doubt that will ever not be true. So, when (if) I eventually catch up on all 2019’s cinema I might look back on this brief top 5 and gasp at the glaring omissions made. Oh well, it can’t be helped.…

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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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Music in the Void: High Life and the Use of Music

“Willow / Do you crouch among the rooftops / Willow / Listening to a city wheezing / And your dreams they stretch / Beyond the clouds and pass the moon” ‘Willow’, Tindersticks ft. Robert Pattinson – High Life (dir. Claire Denis) Film music, we are told, should rarely ever be front-and-centre of a film. It…

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