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'folklore': Album Review
Earlier this week, Taylor Swift surprised the world with the announcement of her eighth studio album, folklore. This comes less than a year since the release of Lover.
'Pride and Prejudice': Book to Film
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is adored by readers and literary critics across the globe. Her story is one that has been retold many times (one version even features zombies). But there's one adaption that stands out in particular: the 2005 film directed by Joe Wright.
Why 'Parasite' Deserves Best Picture
At the 92nd Academy Awards Parasite made history when it became the first foreign-language film to take home Best Picture. It also won Best International Feature, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director, making it the most awarded film of the night. Despite the glowing reviews for Bong Joon Ho's gripping film, the war drama 1917 was tipped to win the grand prize. So what exactly makes Parasite worthy of Best Picture?
13 Reasons to Watch 'Taylor Swift: Miss Americana'
The documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana hit Netflix this weekend and has stunned both audiences and critics. The revealing film directed by Lana Wilson offers an insight into the pop star's transformative life that has never been explored in such depth before. Taylor approaches all topics with complete candour, never too proud to reveal her weaknesses or too shy to show her strengths. If you're looking for any more reason to watch this explosive documentary, here are 13.
AUSTRALIA IS ON FIRE
Photo by Mick Reynolds For my first story of 2020, I racked my brains for an idea. The film fanatic in me set to work on some reviews, but it didn't seem right. It was like trying to complete a puzzle where every piece was too small. That’s because there’s only one thing worth writing about at the moment. The one thing that’s calling for attention. That floods my newsfeed and winds its way into every conversation.
'Call Me by Your Name': A Film Review
Call Me by Your Name (2017), directed by Luca Guadagnino, is a beautifully crafted piece of cinema. The film’s glorious cinematography, transportive musical score, profound screenplay and strong performances set the story of a budding romance apart from all others.
'The Picture of Dorian Gray': A Close Analysis
A couple of months ago as I was going through my Ben Barnes obsession, I stumbled across one of his films, Dorian Gray (2009). I discovered that it was one of the many film adaptations of the classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Naturally, a week later I had it sitting on my bedside table with a bookmark lodged between the pages.
Marilyn Monroe: A Star
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, is one of the world's biggest stars. Known for her roles as a 'dumb blonde,' Monroe was treated as an object in Hollywood's Golden Age. Her difficult upbringing and fractured relationships fed her depression and anxiety, which led to her premature death at the age of 36. Throughout her career, she hinted at her struggle in playing the role of 'Marilyn Monroe.'