Hana Irene Ali

‘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