Fear of Wasp

A guest post from film buff Dan Norman The international success of last year’s American Honey, with big wins at the British Independent Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival, restored writer-director Andrea Arnold to the limelight that she first stepped into with 2003’s Wasp. Unlike American Honey, Wasp is a short film – Arnold’s last… Read More Fear of Wasp

Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Showcasing the freshest talent in the city, the final year students of Manchester Metropolitan University here assert their infinite creativity and imagination across disciplines varying from architecture, photography, and art. And this is a particularly special occasion, as my dear friend Laura J Hardman has the opportunity to unveil her innovative yet playful textile designs… Read More Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Remake through genre – Inside Llewyn Davis is A Serious Man

By Dan Norman      There’s a theory extrapolated upon by Asher Gelzer-Govatos that over the last decade the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have changed their filmmaking process. This theory hypothesises that Coen films, like the brothers themselves, now should be viewed as pairs wherein the Coens tell the same story twice in succession –… Read More Remake through genre – Inside Llewyn Davis is A Serious Man

Landscape through innocent eyes: French New Wave cinema reasserted through Post-Colonial Film

The concept of innocence, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is recognised by a ‘freedom from sin, guilt, or moral wrong in general; the state of being untainted with, or unacquainted with, evil; moral purity’.[1] Virtuous nature is often associated with children, as they are ultimately perceived to be free from corruption. This notion has… Read More Landscape through innocent eyes: French New Wave cinema reasserted through Post-Colonial Film