film industry

2016, Year of the Lacklustre Blockbuster

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Batman v Superman was a two and a half hour Linkin Park video. The Jungle Book wasted its impeccable cast with CGI tunnel vision. X Men: Apocalypse combined too many promising ingredients and just came out flavourless, murky and morbid. Through the fog of gender politics, Ghostbusters emerged as a solid B, but nothing to […]

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Beauty is Pain, Bro

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Humphrey Bogart is a pretty leathery guy. He’s possibly the most iconic male figure of the golden age of cinema. He’s stylish, he’s magnetic, and his face resembles a crumpled map of Italy. He looks like he’s seen some shit. Bogie is a good example of the fact that in the good old days, the […]

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Speak For Yourself

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From The Godfather to Good Will Hunting, from Hitchcock to Michael Bay, white men continue to be over-represented both on and off camera. I won’t bury you in stats because you have Google, but trust me, they are depressing. So when we see non-white or non-male characters, it’s encouraging. Oh look, we say, there’s a […]

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