Martha, one of The Oxford Blue's columnists, is a second-year English student at St Hugh's College. She is really funny, pretty and cool.
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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: Silence, simplicity and Yasijuro Ozu’s ‘I Was Born, But…’

I have reached new levels of pretension. I am now writing on a black and white silent Japanese film from 1932. I’m literally the fucking worst. But also, I’m the absolute best. Have you seen I Was Born, But…? Didn’t think so, philistine.  Translating myself, I am now writing on a genuinely wonderful film. The Read More…

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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: Imagination, Intelligence, and Terry Gilliam’s ‘Time Bandits’

Now on my second article of this series, I come to the devastating realisation that I am not actually funny. A shocking revelation to you and me both, of course, after reading the magnum opus that was my first. So, before I continue, I just want to warn you that this is going to be Read More…

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Boyhood before ‘Boyhood’: The juvenile delinquent and Francois Truffaut’s ‘The 400 Blows’

For this column, despite my dependence on it for the title, I did not re-watch Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’, I do not want to watch that shit again. I’m sorry to its six Academy Award nominations, to its 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, to its $57 million box office, but I just don’t like it. My distaste Read More…