All about Film

On the Matter of Film Festivals

From 8th to 12th November 2017, the city of York once again hosted Aesthetica, one of the major Film Festivals of the United Kingdom. Me and several other students from our university used this fantastic chance to spend several days watching all kinds of incredible short films of all genres […]

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The Mother of All Evil (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1)  In Space, Mother Can’t Hear You Scream The appearance of the Oedipal complex in horror films is not always so overt as it is in films like Psycho. Just like the complex itself, it can be implicit and deep-rooted, and it is only on closer inspection […]

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Everything Wrong with the DC Cinematic Universe Part 2: Batman vs. Superman

SPOILERS After that extended interlude, it’s time to move on to Batman versus Superman, right around the one-year anniversary of it’s release! I totally wasn’t being a lazy writer. I planned this. Like Suicide Squad, BvS offers your student film soc blogger an embarrassment of riches in cinematic miss-steps. Let’s […]

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The Flawed Females of the Big Screen

The film industry has a history of problematic female characters because they are often archetypal. However, in more recent years, female characters are beginning to become more complex, and there is an increasing number of darker female characters being introduced, who are not your typical ‘good’ leading ladies. Here are just […]

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Oscar Nominations 2017: YSC Reacts!

Yesterday saw the announcements of the nominees up for this year’s Academy Awards. Here is what we think…  With the largest number of contenders, the Academy has gathered a varied and diverse list of films in the Best Picture category. No real surprises here, with the inclusion of 14-times-nominated La La […]

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