Culture Film & TV

Lights, Camera, But Definitely No Action: Sex On Screen and Covid-19

Curtains have been closed, concession stands bare, for many months. The arts industries have suffered more than many, performing arts in particular, mostly in light of how easily an infectious disease could proliferate in an enclosed space full of people sitting shoulder to shoulder. Concerns now seem to have, well, spread deeper into the industrial Read More…

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Portrait de la jeune fille en feu: Céline Sciamma’s Unmissable Feminist Tale

Lesbian representation in films, in particular mainstream films, is difficult to find. The industry often shies away from a plot that focuses itself around the love between two women, perhaps out of a belief that it will not attract enough viewers, or perhaps because it is often over-sexualised and therefore reduces the scope of such Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Nostalgia, Nightmare, and Never-Ending Netflix: A review of Anima

If you were to sit down and watch all of Netflix’s content, it would take you around 36,000 hours. That’s just over four years. So the length of a Classics degree (if you were after an Oxford-equivalent statistic ). It’s something I’ve given a fair amount of thought to lately since we’ve been in lockdown for around Read More…