All posts tagged representation

The Oscars, Bathed in Moonlight – Is the Academy Heading in the Right, Representative Direction?

The Oscars are perhaps the most celebrated film awards ceremony. They are supposed to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements, judged by the Academy’s voting membership. However, they are historically problematic […]

What is Art?

What is ‘art’? Just think about it for a second. We talk about paintings and drawings, theatre and books and poetry collectively as ‘art’ – but they’re all so different. […]

TEDx UCL Women: women inspiring women

TEDx UCL Women was hosted at Queen Mary this year and held in the Great Hall in People’s Palace. It was a jam-packed day of inspirational talks, broken up by […]

Detroit: A Film with a Real Message at the Right Time

Amid the recent events regarding police brutality in the U.S., Kathryn Bigelow commemorates the 50th anniversary following the Detroit riots and the Algier’s Motel police shootings with her newest release: […]

Excuse My French, Part 8: L’Expresso Strikes Back

Naturally, all it took for me to abandon the many reasons for missing a Tuesday night out at Espresso was the right text from the right person: “You out tonight?” […]

The Rise of LGBTQ+ Representation in Cinema 

  Name some popular films for me. How many are there? Now name some specifically LGBTQ+ films, without looking them up. There are considerably less titles in that second list, […]