REVIEW- The Square: On interpreting the human condition, evolution and modern society
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REVIEW- The Square: On interpreting the human condition, evolution and modern society

CONTAINS SPOILERS It’s modern-day Sweden, with culture in its epicentre. Christian, a contemporary art museum’s curator has been working on a special show with his group called The Square.  “The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.” – states the message of the show. With … Continue reading

REVIEW- Gerald’s Game: On visual manifestations, toxic masculinity and the drive to survive
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REVIEW- Gerald’s Game: On visual manifestations, toxic masculinity and the drive to survive

This year has certainly seen a rise in Stephen King adaptations hitting the screen. With the release of The Mist, The Dark Tower and the spine chilling new-classic IT, it’s no surprise that Netflix have jumped ahead, working with director Mike Flanagan (known for Oculus, Hush) to create something truly twisted. One woman’s horrific battle … Continue reading

The Darjeeling Limited and Orientalism
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The Darjeeling Limited and Orientalism

Edward Said coined the term ‘Orientalism’ as an dogma which seeks to secure a persistent understanding of the East as Other[1]. Said describes a repertoire of images which generate this impression[2]: backwardness, timelessness and exotic sensuality. All of Said’s theoretical tropes are played out in The Darjeeling Limited (Anderson: 2007); a film that follows three … Continue reading

How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’
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How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’

Poverty in America is a polarising subject. It is open to much debate, it plays a key role in U.S politics, and it is rarely portrayed effectively in cinema. There are films that focus on the lives of blue-collar workers in the United States, I, personally, would cite ‘The Deer Hunter’ as the finest example … Continue reading