Hana Irene Ali

What is it about Al Pacino?

Alfredo James Pacino, better known as Al Pacino, has always been one of my all-time favourite actors. There is something about the way he is able to charm an audience without embodying the typical ‘hero’ character. His roles have included some of the most iconic and versatile out there from...
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Posted Jul. 3, 2018

Gucci and ‘The Second Summer of Love’ films

I know. Gucci is now entering the world of film. I mean, why not? Sounds like we could be about to witness some innovation and creativity which I would argue we could do with since so much out there appears to be the same. In my opinion, film is exactly...
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Posted May. 24, 2018

Warwick Filmmakers’ Showcase 2018

Warwick Filmmaker’s Showcase is back for the fourth year running after its previous success and is set to happen on 14th June in L3 (Science Concourse, Warwick University). For those of you that aren’t aware of such an event, it is essentially a screening whereby we get to see a...
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Posted May. 8, 2018

‘The Inventors of Cinema’: The Lumière Brothers

Louis and Auguste Lumière. You may not have necessarily heard of them, but their aptitude for invention and business would play a major role in the history of filmmaking and ultimately label them ‘the inventors of Cinema’. Both brothers excelled in science at school and had a natural ability to...
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Posted Apr. 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time: Review

Ava DuVernay’s 2018 adventure film, A Wrinkle in Time, has attracted many people’s attention. Mine included. It was just by chance that I ended up going to the cinema to watch it today, accompanied by none other than my six-year old cousin. In all fairness, why not have a child’s...
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Posted Apr. 3, 2018

Romantic Films: Exploring the unconventional

Valentine’s Day. Exciting for some, miserable for others and for the rest, simply just an ordinary day. Whatever your current relationship status, I would recommend you comfort yourself with a movie. I mean, who doesn’t want to cuddle up on the sofa with a chocolate box ready to devour regardless...
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Posted Feb. 11, 2018

A beginner’s guide to theatre

The vast array of theatre out there can only make the idea of ‘going to the theatre’ an exciting and intriguing one. It is true to say that there is something out there for everyone, whether you prefer a pantomime or a thrilling and dramatic Shakespearean piece. I have been...
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Posted Jan. 21, 2018

Is Instagram the Future of Art?

As technology continues to pervade all aspects of our day to day life and augment our experience of reality, Boar Arts consider both the potential and the limitations of Instagram as an artistic platform. For: ‘Nothing short of Art’ Instagram and other social media platforms is an inescapable part of...
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Posted Jul. 5, 2017

In Defence of Christmas Films

So it’s that time of year again. Decorations are in store windows, cafés are tempting you with seasonal drinks and people have already started planning for the holidays. Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself contemplating which movie to watch, reluctant to see yet another Christmas film. Yes, these films have...
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Posted Dec. 22, 2016