Tag: Culture

  • Documentaries Changing the World: A Northern Soul

    Documentaries Changing the World: A Northern Soul

    Sean McAllister returned to his hometown of Hull in 2017 after being appointed Creative Director of City of Culture. Residing back with his parents after years spent all over the world making award winning documentaries, McAllister now faced a new kind of challenge. Over the course of the year McAllister would attempt to engage his […]

  • The Big Sick.

    The Big Sick.

      From Jenny Slate’s desperately underrated Obvious Child to the wit and woe of The Skeleton Twins, American indie cinema has had a lot to say about modern romance in recent years. With the huge success of Aziz Ansari’s hit Netflix series Master of None and more recently the deeply cynical comical tragedy Friends from College, we find ourselves in a new […]

  • Life May Be.

    Mark Cousins gave a lecture on the art of the video essay during my time at Edinburgh University. The director and film buff extraordinaire is probably most well known for his Channel 4 documentary The Story of Film. Last year he delighted us again with A Story of Children and Film; another cinematic essay which studied […]

  • They Eat Culture: Cinema and Community.

    Since finishing my post graduate study in Edinburgh, I have moved back home to Preston, Lancashire. A year in Scotland’s capital meant a year of being spoilt for choice in regards to independent cinemas and movies. Coming back home to Preston always has one huge negative factor – there are no great cinemas. At this […]

  • Doc of the Dead.

    Alexandre O. Philippe is known for his documentary work that tends to focus of geek-culture. By taking items that are prominent in popular culture and analysing their success and their fandom, he has created several films that excellently discuss the role of the fan and ultimately the rise of the nerds and their interests. In George […]

  • Edinburgh: October.

    My second month in Edinburgh has been a busy one. It started off with a lovely visit from my parents and youngest brother who helped me to celebrate my 22nd Birthday in a new city. My beloved other half also made a surprise appearance which was very unexpected and highly emotional. Two glorious days were […]

  • Edinburgh: September.

    I’ve been living in Scotland’s capital for almost a month now. Balancing my part time job and my university work is proving to be a tough struggle but I’ve always enjoyed a challenge. My MSc course is proving to be fascinating, enjoyable and encouraging. Working to pay for my tuition fees is a frustrating necessity […]

  • Museum Re-Vamp.

    I was recently lucky enough to be invited to a blogger’s evening event at The National Media Museum in Bradford. A group of 15-25 of us were treated to an exclusive after hours look around the two exhibitions that the museum is currently hosting and were given a literal taste of what the new dining […]