Indigo Lilburn-Quick, BA History and Politics 2019 was not a good year by all accounts: the world is on fire, Boris Johnson has control of the country and we are turbulently heading towards Brexit. But in amongst the chaos we can find moments of release. For me, when I want to get away from the […]
Hafsah Janjua, BA International Relations “Regret, Loyalty and Forgiveness are the three words that come to mind when I think of Mere Paas Tum Ho” Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019), a Pakistani romance drama aired on ARY TV, presents an addition to Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar’s portfolio of unconventional and ground-breaking screenwriting in Pakistani popular culture. The […]
Destiny Adeyemi, BA African studies The requirement of non-English prevents countries like Nigeria…from using and fluctuating between a variety of languages The Nigerian film ‘Lionheart’, was disqualified from the Academy Awards’ ‘Best International Feature Film’ category, on 5 November, for having too much dialogue in English. Lionheart, which is currently on Netflix, details the story […]
From the over-saturated and over-decade long reign of the superhero genre emerges: ‘Joker’.
Hana Qureshi, BA World Philosophies ‘Facing the Dragon’ is a documentary film – directed, filmed and produced by Sedika Mojadidi – which follows the stories of two women, Nilofar Ibrahami and Shakila Ebrhaimkhel. Their journeys face no shortage of obstacles as they grapple with the hardships of war, their family’s security and being advocates of […]
By Azeem Rajulawalla, BA History Last week, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning was released. It had already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival where it was in competition for the Palme D’or, particularly for its surprising and tense ending, which ultimately leaves you with more questions than answers. It deals with sexual frustration and social divides […]