Mischa Alexander

Colette: Review

The best that can be said about Wash Westmoreland’s biopic of acclaimed French novelist, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, is that it’s a film with the best intentions at heart. It sets out to tell an important story addressing male exploitation of female work, stigmas attached to female writers, and the importance of...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2019

The most anticipated movies of 2019

2018 was an incredibly positive year for cinema. We saw a wide variety of high-quality films across all genres, had an increased amount of representation and we finally managed to get live footage of Cher singing ABBA music with fireworks in the background. It’s important to celebrate the small cultural...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2019

The Favourite: Review

People spend their New Year’s Day doing all sorts of things. Some are hungover and some are getting started with their resolutions. Some are just keeping the party going. I however, seem to get to spend the beginning of my year watching the latest film by Greek director, Yorgos Lanthimos....
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Posted Jan. 3, 2019

Widows: Review

One of the most satisfying feelings when walking out of a film screening is knowing that all the correct elements have fallen into place just as you expected they would. These expectations are created when the people behind film have proven themselves time and time again, to the point where...
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Posted Nov. 12, 2018

Venom: Review

The first warning signs of Venom being mediocre, for me, was that the chosen tagline was “The World Has Had Enough Superheroes” despite showing every indication of following all the same tropes and patterns of most superhero movies. This seemed like the film was going to be incoherent in tone,...
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Posted Oct. 16, 2018

Ready, Aim, Think – The Intellectual Potential of Action Movies

The ‘action movie’ genre is reaching a whole new level of success these days. Thanks to advances in computer-generated effects, stunt doubles and higher budgets, Hollywood is able to bring fantastic spectacles and awe-inspiring moments to the big screen. It’s no wonder that they’re so popular. Audiences can relax on...
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Posted Oct. 8, 2018

The joys of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Imagine you’re at karaoke. Be it that you’re there alone, with friends, with a partner, imagine you’re sitting there, a drink halfway to your lips, when suddenly, you hear the opening chords to ‘Don’t Stop Believing’. Suddenly, the whole vibe changes. Everyone in the bar knows the words, and all...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2018

‘Let the Dead Horse Rest’ – Why James Bond Should End

Every three to four years, amidst the crowd of superhero blockbusters, historical biographies, and character-focused dramas, the Hollywood machine delivers us another silver screen adventure of ‘James Bond’, with all the cars, gadgets, suits, and martinis you’ve come to expect. Daniel Craig will be playing the titular character for the...
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Posted Jun. 20, 2018

Avengers – Infinity War: Review

Probably the most accurate thing that can be said of Avengers: Infinity War is that it’s a movie aware of its own importance. The culmination of the last ten years of movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity War delivers on the hype that’s been brewing ever since ‘Thanos’ appeared...
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Posted Apr. 26, 2018

CGI: Computer Generated Issues

Pretty much every time you head to the cinema these days, in some shape or form, you’ll be witnessing things on-screen that were never truly there. Be it grand scale action scenes, massive landscapes, or even the presence or removal of certain body parts, it seems like anything that you...
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Posted Apr. 6, 2018

Fantastic Flaws, and How to Spot Them

As Warner Bros. get ready to start promoting their latest venture into the wizarding world, with the trailer dropped for their upcoming feature Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the controversy around this project once again rears its head like a Niffler in a bank. The main two causes of...
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Posted Mar. 25, 2018