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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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Film Reviews

Little Women

All of us who grew up wishing they were the fifth March sister tentatively take our seats at the cinema, hoping for our imagination to be translated onto the screen with the same vibrancy, faces and decor. Greta Gerwig knows this, and essentially her message is, well, this is what Little Women looked like inside […]

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Film

Why Greta Gerwig’s award snub is not a surprise

For the second year in a row, the Oscars have failed to include any female directors in its list of nominations. On paper, this seems like a sad coincidence — except when we remember it hails from a long history of snubbing women as best directors, with only five nominations in the Academy Awards’ 91 […]

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Lifestyle

‘Little Women’ and its relevance to contemporary society

The cinematic remake of Little Women since its predecessor in 1994 is set to screen in theatres from December to January, depending on where you live. What’s fascinating is that the novel was penned down by Louisa May Alcott in 1869 but has been talked about and adapted into cinema to the present day. But […]

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Film

Why do we keep tuning in to the Oscars?

This week marks the annual gala in which everyone who loves film joins together to celebrate arguably the biggest night in cinema, the Academy Awards. While there are many other prestigious film awards ceremonies all around the world – the BAFTAS and the Césars both pull in millions of domestic viewers every year – there […]

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Film Reviews

Lady Bird

If you think your hometown is small, I can guarantee Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Saorise Ronan) thinks that Sacramento is smaller. Lady Bird’s native Californian suburb is suffocating at best. For Danny O’Neill (Lucas Hedges), a vivacious theatre kid with whom Lady Bird shares a brief romance, you cannot be who you truly are. For […]