Let’s Talk About Disability & Body in X-Men

A brief discussion regarding the appearance of disability in the X-Men franchise

Film Discussion

Superhero movies do tend to comprise of characters that are afflicted by physical disabilities, heroes take their conditions in their stride and instead incorporate these in their fight against evil.

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Let’s Talk About… Race & Body in Loving (2017)

Loving tells the true story of an interracial couple battling to change the laws of Virginia, the existence of race and the body can be explored.

Film Discussion

Loving is a true life dramatic feature depicting the lives of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving who battled against the Virginian law in order to spend their lives together.   Their marriage, taking place in 1958, soon sparked attention from the unrelenting law enforcers of Virginia state and putting them in a difficult position of having to remove themselves from the state entirely for the next 25 years to receive a suspended sentence.

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La La Land (2017)

Film Review

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Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress, attempting to navigate her own way through the competitive environment of Los Angeles. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) has hopes to share his love of jazz music and open his own music club to save the genre. Drawn together after a series of unexpected meetings, the two are propelled into a wondrous blur of romance and music, whilst embarking on their own endeavours to achieve their dreams in the colourful big city. 

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Let’s Talk About… Body & Gender in The Neon Demon (2016)

A brief exploration into the Avant-Garde world of The Neon Demon, and the representation of gender and body in the feature.

Film Discussion

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The Neon Demon (2016) does seem to support a belief that contemporary women and young females identify their role as one to be looked at my males and everyone else around them. Director Nicolas Winding Refn fashioned together a shocking depiction of the modelling industry and even portrays these supposed truths in such a way that almost deems offensive to some viewers.

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Sing Street (2016)

Struggling to fit in, a young school boy takes the magic of music and forms his own band.

Film Review

Forced to adapt to the new surroundings of state school in 1980’s Dublin, 14-year-old Conor is struggling with a crumbling family and is yearning for an escape. After coming across a mysterious young model, Raphina, he then strives to form his own band to impress her, made up of a contrasting group of students. Together, they begin to write and practice, finding their own sound, personality and image with the help of Raphina.

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Top 16 Films of 2016

A section of my favourite releases from the year of 2016.

Top 16 Films of 2016

Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

An excellent, action-packed adventure for the Avengers and some Superhero friends in one of the biggest Marvel endeavours of the year and latest Captain America instalment, Civil War.

Film Review

After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the future of the group is under scrutiny from media and political standpoints. Due to the consequences of previous actions and the collateral damage caused to humanity, a new governing body takes control of the team; A rift between Captain America (Chris Evans) himself and the industrial billionaire, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) begins to erupt; sides are taken through the whole team, as well as a little help from some outsiders.

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