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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International Women’s Day 2019: Women We Admire in TV & Film

For International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD19), I thought it would be interesting to find out about some wonderful women from film and television, both fictional and not, that my fellow Flip Screen writers find inspiring. This article was born from that thought, and I’ve absolutely loved being able to read their perspectives and also share…

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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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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Top 9 Iconic Moments of the Nine-Nine

After briefly getting axed by FOX last year in a move that spawned a great deal of internet backlash – which in turn led to NBC swooping in to rescue it within a day – the fan favourite cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes a triumphant return to our television screens this week. Created by Michael…

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‘Saw’: How a Teenager Learned to Love Horror

I can’t remember a lot of my teenage years, which isn’t great. I’m 26 now, so that was almost half my life ago – only the very vivid moments stick out in my mind. I can think back to embarrassing moments at school or to birthday celebrations; of course there are memories like your first…

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