Film

Ready Player One

Everyone under the age of 35 probably knows a gaming fan, whether they swear by Xbox, PlayStation or PC. Most of us have no doubt encountered a few keyboard warriors in our time too, those who are seriously sassy and mighty mean when armed with the shield of the screen but wouldn’t say ‘Boo’ to […]

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Manchester International Film Festival 2018

By Callum Baker and Georgina Hurdsfield Manchester International Film Festivalreturns for yet another year is the best in independent cinema. Here are our top picks from the full weekend: Friday #TakeMeAnywhere Q&A The weekend’s proceedings kicked off with the help of a little star power with a Q&A held by ever-illustrious collaborators Luke Turner, Nastja […]

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Annihilation

If Netflix missed the mark when cashing in on the colossally disappointing The Cloverfield Paradox, they’ve certainly made it up to their UK audiences with Annihilation. The next film in the growing repertoire of Alex Garland is clearly his most ambitious work to date, even more so than his directorial debut Ex Machina, a film that has matured […]

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The Shape of Water

An aquatic fairy tale The film begins underwater in a bohemian, scarce apartment in a neon-lit city. It has been flooded with emerald coloured water, and this is when we meet our protagonist, played by Sally Hawkins, sleeping soundly, undisturbed by the water as the opening credits roll. As the water drains away, the film […]

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Oscars 2018 Round Up

Oscars night has come and gone, and although there wasn’t a Best Picture mix-up this year, the night was equally electrifying. Jordan Peele made history as the first black man to win the Best Original Screenplay award for Get Out and the Me Too movement carried with it a serious undertone which was maintained throughout […]

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Ladybird

The opening of a film is perhaps the most important, which is something Ladybird gets entirely right. It’s Sacramento 2002, and we’re introduced to a dispute in a car between a young woman and her mother. The former is the quirky Christine ‘Ladybird’ Mcpheron (Saoirse Ronan) and the latter her diligent mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf), […]

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Black Panther

One of the most highly anticipated movies not just of 2018, but since it was first officially added to the Marvel movie calendar back in 2005. Black Panther has officially hit the big screen adding another box office success to Marvel’s portfolio. But was it worth all the hype? The titular hero and his alter […]

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