Giles Allen-Bowden

Why I joined as a Fresher: Film Societies on Campus

BFT Film Production I was a bit of a dilettante before coming to Warwick, consuming as much pop culture as I physically could. So when I came across BFT at the Fresher’s Fair, I jumped at the chance to look behind the celluloid screen and learn the process behind it....
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Posted Oct. 9, 2016

Films To Calm Fresher Qualms

Term is right around the corner and here is our lowdown on the films you need to add to your watch list when the university fresher anxiety hits: #1 Singin’ in the Rain (1952) University is a great experience but that doesn’t mean life’s perfect. Maybe it’s homesickness or a...
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Posted Oct. 4, 2016

The Advent of Superhero Fatigue

The past couple of years have been pivotal for superhero films with, DC’s cinematic universe launching with Batman v Superman and the passing from an ambitious Phase 2 of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe to a Phase 3 with twice the number of titles. Both of these developments confirm what had already...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan is a sequel to a film that doesn’t exist the same way Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is a sequel to a film that doesn’t exist. Both films assume we know the original story, add flashbacks from the original story, and add a heavy dose of...
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Posted Jul. 10, 2016

Wonder Woman: The answer to our anti-sexism prayers?

So way back in the distant past (2012), it seemed that a female superhero protagonist in films was neither a financially viable option, or one which was capable of producing good films. The examples of superhero films with female leads before this point were, how to phrase this … not...
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Posted Apr. 29, 2016