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In his opening monologue for this year’s Oscars, Neil Patrick Harris joked about the awards honouring “Hollywood’s best and whitest- sorry, brightest”, seemingly indicating at least a modicum of self-awareness about the glaring lack of...

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Frequently hailed as the worst movie ever made, The Room is showing in Edinburgh this weekend, the latest of its showings to audiences around the world who find nothing but joy in its delirious madness. Made in 2003 and originally a total box office...

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The problem with James Franco is that he can get away with anything. Once again, he has made the headlines with more gay drama, this time fuelled by a slow-mo video of him and his I am Michael co-star, Zachary Quinto, sharing a drawn-out kiss in a...

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The past couple of years have seen something of a trend emerge in western cinema with films like Transcendence, The Machine, Her and most recently Ex Machina. These are all films about artificial intelligence, or AI. For those who don’t know, AI...

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The Western is one of the oldest film genres out there; it has existed throughout the 20th century and well into the 21st, and during this time, the genre has gone through several different periods of abandonment and revival. Subsequently the...

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Auteur extraordinaire and self-publicising egomaniac Quentin Tarantino has announced his intention to retire after his 10th film, to the surprise and disbelief of many. During a recent Q&A for his new western, The Hateful Eight, he declared ‘I...

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War is an obsession of cinema; the big screen relishes it, and audiences flock back time and again to watch films about conflict.

The Student Newspaper 2016