Political Cinema

18 Mar 19
Miranda the Middle-Aged Witch

Last Saturday night, after an exhausting week of work and the onset of the kind of tiredness that seems to burrow deep into your bones, I grabbed an oversized blanket, curled up on my couch and finally watched Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 remake of Suspiria. Although my tiredness may have been conducive to my immersion in […]

18 Mar 19
Spotlight

Disney’s Pakistani fans are left puzzled as the news broke that the long awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment ‘Captain Marvel’ will not be released in Pakistan. The film was originally planned to be released March 8 th , 2019. A statement was then released that the film would be premiering in Pakistan on the 15 […]

18 Mar 19
Archy news nety

Back and forth forever.Illustration: Angelica Alzona In 1995, Emmys nominated for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, is X-Files. In 1996, the Emmys were candidates for the best drama Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, is X-Files. In 1997, the Emmy candidates for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, […]

18 Mar 19
Mum's Marbles

This is the lane that runs down the side of our house. It’s called Sandringham Lane and we’re going to take a walk down there today and have a look. See that bricked up doorway? That marks 6½ Sandringham Lane. It was blocked off during the time of the great repairs, but when I was […]

18 Mar 19
Paris1972-Versailles2003

Ok so let me bring my memories into my blog blossoms into the old eastern Europe. I have venture there with my eyes opened to see the differences in the changes of the guards. The young  may not remember, I do. I can tell the changes.  The trip was an eye opener of the positive […]

18 Mar 19
Citizen Dame

Director Norah Shapiro’s Time for Ilhan is a fantastic entry into the seemingly large spate of female-fronted political documentaries. (Want more? Check out RBG and Netflix’s Knock Down the House.) We may be living in a chronic dumpster fire, but watching these docs gives a little spark that maybe some good is being done in […]

18 Mar 19
The Cinemaholic

Almost all kids have a nostalgic childhood playing a spy. We shot imaginary enemies down in from the shadows of our corridors; we jumped from one roof to another pretending we’re chasing an international drug trafficker; we traded the old and cheap beads of mom’s ornament collection as if they were precious diamonds from Africa. […]

18 Mar 19
Six Pillars

This week on Six Pillars Algerian-American director Assia Bendaoui visits the studio to discuss her screening as part of London’s HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL (HRWFF). Journalist / filmmaker Assia Boundaoui is US-based and of Algerian-American background. She joins us to discuss her directorial debut on government surveillance, “The Feeling of Being Watched” which is screened […]

18 Mar 19
Film Form

Cinematography: -red, yellow and blue: primary coloured lighting, Del Toro’s aesthetic -high key in the real world sometimes, mostly low key in fantasy scenes -perspective of Ofelia, over the shoulder shots -tracking into eye -camera is always slightly moving, deliberate by Del Toro to symbolise the pages turning in a story Sound: -close sonic perspective – […]

18 Mar 19
The Saint Rose English Blog

Advisement day is upon us tomorrow! Here’s the current list of summer and fall course offerings in English (subject to change but we hope it doesn’t change much): English course descriptions, Summer and Fall 2019 Summer ENG 116-IM: Professional Writing. Laity. Fully online. May immersion, 5/14-6/1 This course will help students think about writing as […]

18 Mar 19
Between the Lines

Woof. What a week. It was like watching a bladdered Wetherspoons regular trying to roll a cigarette at 11.30pm on a Friday night – quite entertaining in a sad sort of way, but with a real possibility of everything being set on fire.  This week won’t see the same level of Parliamentary carnage, unfortunately, but […]

18 Mar 19
Political Satire

Political satire is the Political Satire  most ‘serious’ type of expression in cultures throughout the globe. Political witticism is primarily a form of expression which makes use of, taunting, irony, mockery etc. to subject the folly or vice, or to parody an individual or a system related to politics to attempt, and bring about a […]

18 Mar 19
cinematelevisionmusic

A hundred years ago, Soviet directors started to sense that film was not merely a useful mechanism for disseminating socialism, but might be an inherently socialist medium in and of itself – the first truly socialist medium. Something of that impulse filters down to Jean-Luc Godard’s latest film, and possibly his last film, which continues […]

18 Mar 19
READ

In his previous post, Dr Sam Thomas introduced his current research into how and why metal features in the work of Thomas Pynchon. Here he shares a playlist of songs that draw on widespread literary influences. Suggest your own in the comments or tweet #LiteraryMetal. A disclaimer: this list is in no way intended as […]