There is no unauthorised breeding in Jurassic Park Lurking away under the surface of the well-loved roller-coaster ride that is the brilliant Jurassic Park (1993) film, lies a recurrent phobia of something even more frightening than giant pre-historic predatory dinosaurs: feminism. The film is dense with references to the female body and, more specifically, controlled
I believe there is a moment in every die-hard cinephile’s life when they view a film which changes their life and set them forth upon the path of cinematic obsession. The moment where they stop viewing film as they did – as entertainment – and begin to appreciate film as an audio/visual artform. For me,
There’s an old joke about a paranoid man being the only person who really knows what’s going on in the world. So what’s to worry about? Gina Haspel, the woman due to be confirmed as new director of the CIA, admitted destroying videotapes of detainee interrogations at a secret Thai prison in 2002. Recently, the
To preface this review, allow me first to indulge in a trip down memory lane to the Television landscape of 1989. It is easy to forget, these days, in the golden age of Television – where the likes of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones have elevated the medium to a position where it
I discovered, or was rather handed, the works of Alan Bennett when I was in my first year of college. As part of my English Language course, we were to look at his monologues, ‘Talking Heads,’ the name, and explore how he composed his narrative with just one sole focus, one character, and minimal scenes.
FADE IN: INT. CABIN – NIGHT A ramshackle lodge. We pan across the cluttered floor – empty containers of Eggo’s lay strewn amongst crude drawings of dark monsters. We slow down as we slide up to a bed. A WOMAN lies sleeping, her closed eyelids fluttering in deep REM sleep. The cabin door opens violently.
On October 30th, Kevin Spacey came out as gay, choosing, as he put it, ‘to live as a gay man’. He also, in the very same statement, halfheartedly acknowledged the allegations of sexual assault, specifically those from Anthony Rapp, who claimed Spacey had made sexual advances on him in 1986, when he was a minor.