WRITERS CHOICE: This months theme is ‘School’
Writers Choice

WRITERS CHOICE: This months theme is ‘School’

‘Writers Choice’ is a monthly segment. Each month a theme will be chosen and the contributors asked to choose a film to mini-review based around said theme. This months theme is ‘school’. BRICK (2005) Trilby’s and trench coats are switched for jeans and beanies in Rian Johnson’s directorial début ‘Brick’- bringing the noir to a … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW – An Education: On the presentation of female teens in film and coming of age on the brink of the Children’s Revolution
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THROWBACK REVIEW – An Education: On the presentation of female teens in film and coming of age on the brink of the Children’s Revolution

Set in the early 1960’s, when the Beatles were still in Hamburg and Free Love was only a few years away from rattling the world, Lone Scherfig gracefully brings Lynn Barber’s memoir of her tumultuous teenage years to life in this bitter-sweet coming of age British drama. Every teenager can relate to Jenny (Carey Mulligan); … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW- The Kite Runner: On Afghanistan, Taliban rule and friendship
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THROWBACK REVIEW- The Kite Runner: On Afghanistan, Taliban rule and friendship

‘For you, a thousand times over.’ These are the words that echo throughout ‘The Kite Runner’; a film that beautifully encompasses guilt, love, sin and redemption against the backdrop of a child’s Afghanistan and an adult’s America. In the early Seventies, in the days before the devastating rise of the Taliban, our protagonist Amir spends … Continue reading

Looking back on Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost In Translation’
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Looking back on Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost In Translation’

Artwork by Ellie Hoskins When watching Lost in Translation I always find myself feeling a sense of serenity – the soundtrack (featuring artists like Roxy Music, Jesus and the Mary Chain and The Pretenders) creates an otherworldly ambiance that is reinforced by sensual cinematography and lots of soft lighting. Sofia Coppola introduces us to ageing … Continue reading