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The BAFTAs 2022 Breakdown

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs 2022 took place on the 13th of March. Here’s a run-down of everything you need to know about the UK’s most prestigious film awards ceremony. Throughout this awards season it has been Jane Campions’ The Power of the Dog vying with Denis […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

Midway through the awards season, nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8th with surprises, consternation, and excitement in all categories. Despite low ratings, the Oscars still cause a buzz in the film community, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.    The catchphrase for the Oscars this […]

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Transitioning Literature into Cinema: Denis Villeneuve’s Equilibria

Denis Villeneuve

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Dune Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After the mixed attempts of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune into live-action, Denis Villeneuve’s interpretation is not only faithful to the source material but achieves it in spectacular fashion. Dune is a masterclass of modern filmmaking. With a star-studded cast, the film was expected to display many of the best performances of the year. […]

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In Defence Of… Dune (1984)

Frank Herbert’s classic Sci-Fi Novel, Dune, has been adapted for the big screen once again. In light of the praise that Denis Villeneuve’s film has received, it is perhaps worth reflecting on the first, and much maligned, attempt to adapt the book. The near-universal contempt for David Lynch’s Dune (1984) may be surprising for those […]

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Cult Column: Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve’s masterful modern thriller

The director of Dune has much more to offer in his back-catalogue. The highly anticipated, star-studded Dune adaptation has meant its director, Denis Villeneuve, is suddenly in the spotlight, even before his creation is on our screens. Even though it has not yet been released, the film seems to already have secured spot in mainstream […]

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Blade Runner 2049: A Round-Up

With the much-anticipated Blade Runner 2049 now in cinemas, we asked our writers whether it lives up to the hype.  Mert Kece – 5 Stars: Blade Runner 2049 is a masterwork of modern cinema. Every aspect of the movie is so meticulously crafted that by the time the credits roll after 240 minutes, the viewer is left […]

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Can language rewire the way we think?

Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction movie, Arrival, explores the possibilities of the long-standing and controversial theory that language shapes the way you think. When an alien spaceship lands on Earth, a top linguist is sent in to ask what the aliens want. The aliens use a non-linear language structure and perceive time differently to humans. As […]