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The Cost of Living and Cinema

Today, people can access a tonne of films on their television with the touch of a button. You could argue that there is simply too much to watch. Much of it is disposable content, the type people can have on in the background whilst they are doing the washing-up or a crossword. However, due to […]

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New Cinema Opens at St. James Quarter

Several years ago, I was employed (as a counsellor, videographer, and shit-eater) at one of those overpriced children’s summer camps in the continental United States. On one of my few days off, I cycled along a motorway for a good two hours to come to what I assumed would be a typical suburban multiplex. On […]

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How has Netflix changed the way we understand entertainment?

For the third year in a row, Netflix Films are leading the race in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. 27 appearances in all major categories, show signs of the studio’s dominance in the movie industry and confirm the company has come a long way since it was introduced to the world. But how did this […]

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Movies to be Excited About in 2022

If all goes well, this new year of movies will feel a lot smoother than the last two. Although 2021 successfully hosted the return of cinema-going and the final few infamously covid-delayed releases, it always felt like a second attempt at 2020, a sequel instead of a stand-alone movie. 2022 will surely not be another […]

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Crying at Cruella: A Love Letter to the Cinema

Undeniably, my friend and I were excited to plan a day at the cinema after lockdown restrictions were lifted. We squealed when we booked the tickets, and as we took the tram to the Vue at the Printworks, we were nearly jumping out of our seats.  However, despite our excitement, I was not prepared for […]

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Stream it or screen it? Cinema remains superior

As a champion of the immersive cinema experience, the Video On Demand (VOD) release of many of the Covid-era blockbusters is frustrating for many film-purists like me. On the one hand, we cannot know when the cinemas will reopen. VOD and streaming services picking up 2020/21 releases helps alleviate the pain of the constant postponement […]

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The Cameo reopens

The historic Cameo Cinema in Tollcross, which started life showing silent films in 1914, has finally opened its doors to the public again. You must sit a couple of seats away from anyone you didn’t come with, and wear a mask unless eating or drinking (rules on snogging are less clear-cut). But to my surprise, […]

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The Overlooked Genius of Soviet Montage Theory

“Of all the arts the most important for us is cinema”, wrote Russian revolutionary and communist leader Vladimir Lenin in 1922, and he was correct. After seizing control of the largest country in the world, one of the top priorities for the Bolsheviks was conveying to a largely illiterate population just what Communism was. In […]