Art & Culture

10 films to watch this March

View image of A Quiet Place Part II still (Credit: Paramount Pictures) A Quiet Place Part II A Quiet Place was one of the most commercially successful, critically adored and downright terrifying horror movies of recent years. Its devilish premise was that the world had been over-run by sightless alien …

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Hidden figure: how The Invisible Man preys on real-world female fears

There’s a scene in the first half of The Invisible Man, a psychological horror film that reinvents the HG Wells character as an abusive ex-turned-stalker , when the protagonist, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), realizes she’s not alone in her room. She can’t be sure she hears breathing, or the slight brush …

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‘Let’s burn Amber’: texts allegedly sent by Johnny Depp about ex read in court

Texts allegedly written by actor Johnny Depp contained death threats against his then wife Amber Heard, London’s high court has heard. In November 2013, Depp allegedly sent a text to actor Paul Bettany saying: “Let’s burn Amber.” The same day, he allegedly texted Bettany saying: “Let’s drown her before we …

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Dare to say his name: Candyman trailer reveals gore and gentrification

A sequel to Candyman, doubling up as a reinvention, is heading to cinemas this summer from Oscar-winning producer Jordan Peele, with the first trailer now released. The 1992 original transported the events of Clive Barker’s book from Liverpool to Cabrini-Green in Chicago, a deprived public housing development, and became one …

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Trevor Noah on coronavirus: ‘Trump is the worst person to reassure the nation’

Late-night hosts discussed the US response to the coronavirus and how Donald Trump responded to this week’s Democratic debate. Trevor Noah The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) The coronavirus is the worst global pandemic since Baby Shark. Is this how we die? pic.twitter.com/5nuCNu7W3Z February 27, 2020 On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah …

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Met museum to mark 150th year with time-themed fashion show

“For what more terrifying revelation can there be than that it is the current moment?” wrote Virginia Woolf in her 1928 time-travelling classic, Orlando. “That we survive the shock at all is only possible because the past shelters us on one side, the future on another.” These ever-relevant words, and …

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Cracking the whip: who should direct Indiana Jones 5 now that Spielberg is out?

Yesterday’s surprise announcement that Steven Spielberg is stepping away from the director’s chair for Indiana Jones 5 was met with shock, disappointment and even anger. While Indiana Jones is equally synonymous with star Harrison Ford and co-creator/producer George Lucas, each film in the series (including the disastrous fourth entry, Indiana …

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How Pixar’s hit Onward was born from childhood bereavement

Pixar/Disney is known for wringing tears from every gorgeous frame and Onward, its new big-budget offering, tells the story of two teenage elves: Ian (Tom Holland) and his older brother Barley Lightfoot (Chris Pratt), whose late father left a gift for them to open on Ian’s 16th birthday. It is …

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A lot of rubbish

Razpotja 4/2019 Razpotja’s tenth anniversary issue focuses on rubbish. What is rubbish and when does something become it? In one sense, rubbish can be seen as a human achievement, albeit of dubious worth: ‘It took us a long time before we were able to dissect nature to such an extent …

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Public media in Algeria

Despite the democratization process underway in Algeria since 1990, public-sector journalism is still closely controlled in the country — a fact made clear by Radio algerienne‘s avoidance of discussion of the Hirak movement in 2019. In NAQD, Hakim Hamzaoui explores the reasons for the government’s aversion towards a free press.Control …

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