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Drama and betrayal – Don’t Worry Darling Review

A film wrap in drama, revenge and complicated relationships. No, I am not talking about the behind-the-scenes chaos that was the production of Don’t Worry Darling. For the past couple of weeks, especially with the big publicity that comes with events such as the 2022 Venice Film Festival, Twitter could not get enough from all the alleged drama surrounding the production of Olivia Wilde’s second directorial endeavour.
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Tornatore and Truffaut – Nostalgia in European Film within Film

The nostalgia and importance of life are so well reflected through cinema, and the impassioned film endeavours of the Europeans powerfully echo the beauty and pathos of everyday living and community. The colourful tasting menu that Italian and French films offer and resemble holds cinematic versatility, a career in cinema for those who wish to soulfully express themselves. Thus, for a movie to be about movies themselves is a dreamy cultural comment on the human condition. François Truffaut’s and Giuseppe Tornatore’s ...
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Will The Feast satisfy you? – The Feast (2021) Review

It’s a bright and beautiful day. Blue skies and birds are singing amongst the trees and a pumpjack is drilling the earth for its sweet, sweet petroleum. That is how The Feast (2021), a Welsh language horror film directed by debutant Lee Haven Jones, opens.
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Top 5 Neil Gaiman Adaptations Preceding the New Sandman Release

Neil Gaiman has arguably been one the greatest names in fantasy literature for some decades now. A master of creating highly visual and atmospheric worlds that capture our imagination, Gaiman has always enjoyed the process of adapting his work to film or television.
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Top 10 Greatest Scream Queens in Horror’s History

The horror genre gets a bad reputation for not welcoming women or just straight up hating them. As a horror fan, I must admit that this can sometimes be the case. However, the genre is also a hub of iconic female characters.
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Persuasion

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman reaching spinsterhood at the old age of seven and twenty. Long ago, Anne was engaged to the loving and dignified Frederick Wentworth but was persuaded by her vain family not to move forward with the attachment. Now that Wentworth has returned to her home town, Anne will have to face her past choices and regrets but most will have to learn how to stand up for what she wants.
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I watched the new Fantastic Beasts movie so you don’t ...

Warning: spoilers ahead. Proceed with caution.  Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022, David Yates), the third and newest instalment of the Harry Potter franchise, premiered theatrically in April. The film was originally set to be released in November 2020 and has suffered continuous delays due to the COVID pandemic. Growing up, I have always been a hardcore Harry Potter fan, waiting eagerly for the new films – and books – to come out and falling in love with the ...
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Gaspar Noé: Cinema as hallucinogen

While born in Buenos Aires in 1963, Gaspar Noé spent his childhood flying from Buenos Aires to New York, and finally to Paris. His father is Luis Felipe Noé, a renowned plastic artist famous for his neo-expressionist, neo-figurative, and post-informalist work. He was a member of the dissolved group “Nueva figuración Argentina” and an inspiration for Gaspar’s work and creations.
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The Dreamers: cinema as a role model

It’s February in 1968 and a social revolt is brewing – a movement that will lead in May 68 is organizing itself. In this context, Henri Langlois, founder, and director of the Cinémathèque Française – the place that had as its aim the preservation, collection and screening of world film heritage, is removed from his post upon request by the French Ministry of Finance. This event outrages tons of young cinema lovers, and also many well-known directors such as Robert ...
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Heroines of Modern Horror

Horror as a movie genre has been in existence since the late 1800s. It has been a vehicle that allows audiences to experience their most significant fears from the comfort of a cinema or couch and it has done so ever since. But where male protagonists were depicted as brave heroes swooping in to save the day and defeating the evils of the world, the female characters did not fare quite so well.