Gulbenkian Uncovered has organized a cozy, student-only screening of Home Alone in Eliot Hall on Saturday 9th December Click here for all the details & to book your tickets Enter code “1990” for 50% off! There is a sense of a challenge that comes with writing about such a classic as Home Alone (1990). My first […]Read more "‘Home Alone’ Student Event & Review"
As The Limehouse Golem opens, we are greeted by a literal pulling back of the curtain, behind which our master of ceremonies invites us to “Begin, my friends, at the end,” dripping with gleeful dread. It’s a nice, if somewhat ham-fisted indicator of the story we are about to see: utterly theatrical, gloomy, and witty […]Read more "‘The Limehouse Golem’ — Gore, Glee, and (almost) Greatness in Victorian London"
I often find as of late the phrase ‘dark humour’ is thrown around a lot without much appreciation for its actual meaning. I think dark humour ought to make you doubt your humanity just a little bit for finding it even remotely funny. With that in mind, I can authoritatively say that dark humour doesn’t […]Read more "The Death of Stalin"
Opening with a futuristic green haze, Patti Cake$ stands out as a coming-of-age film like no other. It focuses on an unlikely aspiring rapper, Patricia Dombrowski – a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ – who is looking beyond her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey towards the bright lights of New York City. The film looks […]Read more "‘Patti Cake$’: a visual ode to the millennial spirit"
Immaculately directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit details an overwhelmingly tense interaction between a group of police officers and the guests of a hotel in the midst of the 1960s race riots. The opening whizzes through the historical context using a punchy animation inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s paintings, which I really enjoyed. The main arc of […]Read more "‘Detroit’ (2017) – Horrifying History"
This latest instalment in the Thor franchise presents a different kind of flavour to previous films. Where in the past these films appear to channel quite a serious tone, Ragnarok (2017) seems to cast this aside in favour of a more light-hearted nostalgia. I feel this is executed well and creates a very unique aesthetic […]Read more "Thor: Ragnarok"
Autumn is a beautiful transitional season, and with it comes a time for reflection, meditation, and preparation for those cold winter nights that lie ahead. If you’re trying to keep warm, there’s no better way than watching a film indoors. Below is a list of five great films to watch this autumn. Not all take […]Read more "Five Great Films to Watch this Autumn"