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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: the best and worst of Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood follows fictional TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his stunt double and closest friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) struggle to adapt to the fast-shifting and declining Golden Age of Hollywood. While the film initially presents their narrative as a vignette, as a kind of deliberate narcissism that…

a handpicked selection of the 2019 Academy Award nominees

  Roma (2018) dir. Alfonso Cuarón nominated for: Best Picture Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón) Best Actress (Yalitza Aparicio) Best Supporting Actress (Marina de Tavira) Best Original Screenplay (Alfonso Cuarón) Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón) Best Foreign-Language Film (Mexico) Best Sound Mixing (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia) Best Sound Editing (Sergio Diaz and Skip…

girls in uniform (1931) in review: connecting sexuality to anti-authoritarianism

After its initial ban, in the 1970s Weimar film Mädchen In Uniform (1931) (dir: Leontine Sagan) was rediscovered by feminist critics who categorised it as an early ‘coming out film’. The narrative follows: a Prussian, authoritarian regime in an all-girls school for families with aristocratic or military backgrounds becomes inhabited by Manuela (Hertha Thiele), the…