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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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Alien – A Cinematic Legacy (Part 2)

Continued from Sunday’s post…. Alien: Resurrection (1997) Although the original three films differ slightly when it comes to genre, this one has a completely different stylistic feel to it overall, and not in a good way. One positive thing I can say about it is that it features an interesting […]

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Alien – A Cinematic Legacy (Part 1)

With the recent release of Alien: Covenant, I decided to write about the Alien series of films as a whole, looking into the origins of this universe, possible inspirations, its constituent parts and the influence it has had on pop culture. Possible Influences Quite a few years ago now, well […]

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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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No Capes! Reboot Hell…

I’m appalled by the amount of remakes, sequels of 20 year old films, and live-action releases of childhood gems that have clogged up the release schedule for the last year. And this year looks to be just as original with all of its own reboots or totally-not-just-for-the-money sequels! For those […]

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The YSC Guide to the 2017 Academy Awards

What’s that sound I hear in the near distance? Ah, yes. The familiar sound of Oscar buzz! After last night’s Golden Globes, award season has neeer been more exciting. Last year’s Academy Awards was a tumultuous one, courting controversy for its second consecutive year of all white acting nominees, with […]

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Labyrinth: A first look…

It has been confirmed that next year we can look forward to the release of Labyrinth directed by Brad Furman and inspired by Randal Sullivan’s book of the same name. With the commercial and critical success of Straight Outta Compton (2015), which told the story of the rap group NWA, […]

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