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Article by Cathal Eustace The greatest privilege and curse of our generation is constant access to the largest amount of art and knowledge ever available to humanity. The Library of Alexandria was one of the largest libraries of the ancient world yet only held 64 gigabytes of information in its bookshelves. Meanwhile, the internet isContinue reading “The Film Zine”
Review by Katie Lynch Outside the Wire (Mikael Håfström, 2021) is a sci-fi action flick set in the near future during a civil war in Ukraine. The protagonists are an emotionless drone pilot (Damson Idris), detached from the horror he inflicts upon the people on the ground, and a robot man (Anthony Mackie) who believesContinue reading “Outside the Wire”
Review by Luke Bradley One Night in Miami (Regina King) is a fictitious account of a real meeting between four Black icons – Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) – in the aftermath of Clay’s heavyweight championship victory in February 1964. Based onContinue reading “One Night in Miami”
Review by Oz Russell “History of Swear Words” is a new documentary series on Netflix, with a sweary Nicolas Cage serving as its host. The show uses a traditional talking head format, and the experts that the directors have assembled are almost all engaging, entertaining, and relevant: former Merriam Webster Dictionary editor Kory Stamper, historianContinue reading “History of Swear Words”
Review by Mia Sherry There are a lot of famous long takes that have gone down in history: the Goodfellas (Martin Scorcese, 1990) Copacabana scene, the infamous tricycle shot in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of The Shining, more recently, there’s the entirety of 1917 (Sam Mendes, 2020) and Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2014). Usually, theseContinue reading “Pieces of a Woman”
Review by Eimear Johnson Soul (Pete Docter, 2020) follows jazz-loving middle school band teacher Joe Gardner (Jamie Foxx) who, on the cusp of his big break, suddenly finds himself on the verge between life and death. With his soul separated from his body, Joe races to rejoin them and find a way home, as wellContinue reading “Soul”
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