Hana Irene Ali

Is the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag still relevant in 2019?

This year, the 91st Academy Awards were hosted at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles with stars such as Daniel Craig, Whoopi Goldberg and Brie Larson presenting the highly anticipated awards for achievements in Film. For many viewers, critics and journalists, this event is a highlight in the award season...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2019

What happened at the 2019 BAFTAs?

Anyone who follows TV and Film religiously will always look forward to award season because this is the time you get to see how well your favourite films and shows have done with the critics and the audience. I, myself, love watching the BAFTAs because it’s a celebration of film,...
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Posted Feb. 12, 2019

Zayn Malik releases solo album entitled Icarus Falls

Like most fans of ZAYN, I was eagerly anticipating the release of his next album after hearing singles ‘Entertainer’, ‘Too Much’, ‘Sour Diesel’ and ‘Let Me’. Released in 2016, his first album Mind of Mine was popular, with ‘Pillowtalk’ being the biggest hit, establishing Malik as an independent artist after his...
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Posted Jan. 9, 2019

Top Tim Burton Movies

Tim Burton is one of America’s most famous directors and producers. His films have been watched by all generations and often include quirky narrative devices, unique animation style and a consistency in use of actors. He spent most of his childhood drawing and watching movies, which inspired him to join...
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Posted Dec. 26, 2018

The countdown to Christmas

After a long term of essays, reading, lectures and additional work, it comes as a relief to be back at home over the Christmas break. I feel like every year, although we happen to be in a completely different place in our own lives, some things never change. Christmas time...
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Posted Dec. 20, 2018

Top Tarantino Films To Watch

Quentin Tarantino began his career with a fascination with film, a pen and a notepad. He began his scripts aged fifteen and held down a variety of jobs linking to the film industry in some way or another. He was interested in theatre and participated in a few plays before...
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Posted Oct. 24, 2018

Maurice: Review

My sister had been reading E.M. Forster’s novel, ‘Maurice’, and discovered there was a screening of the film adaptation. Maurice, itself, had been released in 1987 but it is not easily available on DVD or online, so this was a great opportunity to watch it on the big screen. One...
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Posted Aug. 22, 2018

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