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Review: The Menu

Following in the footsteps of Knives Out and Ready or Not, The Menu is the latest film in a line of black comedy satires about the mega-rich. It might be hopping on a bandwagon, but this is certainly one of the most fun bandwagons to be on at the moment. The Menu follows Tyler (Nicholas […]

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Eating Disorders in Film

The problem with superficial dramatisations of mental illness CW: Eating disorders Mental illness is notably challenging to portray in film. Depicting the long and painful struggle of such an illness is almost impossible to fit within the time frame of a (give-or-take) 3-hour film. As a result, films choose to dramatise and simplify their portrayals, […]

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Review: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Solving murders is a game to detectives, especially for Benoit Blanc, who incorporates such style and eccentricity into his cases that we are mesmerised by his vibrant persona. We have now seen him twice invited to deal with the crimes made between the wealthy and ostentatious. As we see Benoit demean them and surface their corrupted […]

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Comfort Films

Term time often brings with it intense stress and feelings of isolation that can be difficult to handle on our own. On days where I have a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach or where I feel numb and don’t want to do anything, there is one thing I can rely on to […]

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Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be a hired hand to do those things”. Martin Scorsese famously received backlash in 2019 for similarly saying that Marvel films are not cinema. I am […]

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Angela Lansbury Dies Aged 96

“Substitutionary locomotion, it’s the mystic power that’s far beyond the wildest notion.” Yes, when I was four or five years old, I thought it certainly would be beyond my wildest notions to watch inanimate objects move autonomously. And yet, when I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks for the first time, my wildest notions were right there […]

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Edinburgh Alum Film Premiere: Santi

Two years ago, former student Harry Richards left the University of Edinburgh with a Languages degree, a passion for directing and a vision for a film. In the Autumn of 2021, Santi became the fulfilment of his ambition.  On Monday October 31, the short film returned to Edinburgh for its first screening at the university. […]

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Review: The Banshees of Inisherin

Go watch The Banshees of Inisherin. Please. Book your ticket now. Please. I promise you it’s worth it. That’s the main takeaway of this review – if you really want, you can stop reading here. For those looking for more, let’s get into what, exactly, The Banshees of Inisherin is all about and what makes […]