© 2018 by Patrick Sullivan

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January 4, 2019

First Man is a character study of Neil Armstrong in the eight years between the death of his daughter and the first moon landing, but the sensory filmmaking means it is so much more than that.

Damien Chazelle has established himself as a classic filmmaker in modern time...

October 6, 2018

The Bristol based organisation, Unchosen, have now merged with Encounters Film Festival to ensure their important work reaches a wider audience.

10 years ago, Trish Davidson set up the national anti-slavery charity, Unchosen, in Easton with the intention of using powerf...

September 21, 2018

This year, Encounters Film Festival conveniently falls on Freshers’ Week, and takes place at Watershed and other venues on Bristol’s bustling Harbourside. 

The event is a plethora of independent British and International cinema - mainly short films, animation, and,...

August 8, 2018

Since the release of its first season on 31st March 2017, 13 Reasons Why has become the controversial TV series of our times. From the first moment, we are acutely aware the teenage narrator, Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), has killed herself and her voice is the ca...

June 5, 2018

The reality TV sensation, Love Island, is back! The first episode aired at 9pm Monday on ITV2, though it’s fair to say all us students checked in online via the ITV Hub.

Love Island is the perfect show for social media, demanding live commentary every moment. ‘I can’t b...

June 4, 2018

The University’s recently conceived and only practical filmmaking society, IN.Film prides itself on simply getting out there and creating content, whether it be short film, slightly longer short films, or mini-series.

This Wednesday (6th June) from 3pm onwards, the soci...

April 6, 2018

Published on Epigram 15th April 2018

Netflix is turning the world of film and television upside down and redefining the rules of both industries. But what does that mean for the the traditions of the cinema?

During an ITV interview on 20th March 2018, Steven Spielberg ki...

March 20, 2018

Love, Simon is the latest film in the past few years to revive the reputation of high school coming-of-age films, but, revolving around a closeted gay protagonist falling in love with an anonymous fellow high school student, it is a necessary refresh which forefronts L...

March 5, 2018

Well, what to say about the 90th Oscars ceremony? Deserved? Disappointing? Predictable? All of those may apply, especially in a year where many of the successes mirrored the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, and the nominations raised the hopes for surprises.

Here are the w...

February 26, 2018

In the first two months of 2018, Netflix has already produced 12 original feature length films. None, however, came with the credibility of its latest release, Mute. Directed by the BAFTA-winning Duncan Jones, who won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or...

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