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Transitioning Literature into Cinema: Denis Villeneuve’s Equilibria

Denis Villeneuve

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Are the BAFTAs becoming irrelevant?

Unsurprising, and yet outrageous. These adjectives perhaps best describe this year’s BAFTAs. All 20 Acting nominations were given to white performers, and once again the Best Director category was an all-male affair. This isn’t due to a lack of excellent works by women and people of colour; in reality the situation is quite the opposite. […]

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Sustainability at the Baftas: the future of fast fashion in the film industry

At this time of year, the array of sensational red carpet looks is enough to excite anyone with even the faintest interest in fashion. The influence of award ceremony style has become as such, where celebrities are just as likely to be remembered for their outfits, as they are for their accolades. But this year, […]

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Male, Pale and Stale: Awards Slammed for Lack of Diversity

Many of us who pay attention to the academy awards recall the memorable 2015 Oscars in which the nominees in all major categories were mostly white. We laughed at the hilarious tweets poking fun at white people, like the tweet that started it all: “@ReignOfApril: #OscarsSoWhite they asked to touch my hair,” and when Chris […]

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What do this year’s BAFTAs say about diversity in film?

It seems that any conversation about the film industry today is surrounded by talk of gender. Whether it’s hushed accusatory rumours or the bold protest of the individuals confronting their attackers, it seems filmmakers have never been more aware of the exploitation rampant in the industry. There’s incredible optimism in this moment – this new […]

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‘Murdered for Being Different’ is magnificent

Content Warning: Hate crime, violence Certain crimes reveal the stinking prejudice which is still hanging in the air we breathe. The story of 2017 so far, sadly, reflects this. People being killed for what they believe, ran down by vans or stabbed or simply shot. Then there are the brutal retaliations which can follow from […]

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Bafta Shorts 2015: The Verdict

Last Wednesday and Thursday, Filmhouse held two special screenings of a collection of Bafta nominated short-films, packed within a feature film time slot. Having for the last few years received funding from Creative England and the British Council, cinemas all over the UK are now able to screen these films for the general public. This […]