The Film & Television section of the University of York’s student newspaper, Nouse.
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“The world of Marker’s film is pure dystopia. The film taps into the Cold War fears ravaging Europe as of its 1962 release. Positioning the characters in a setting that envisions a plausible world of worker exploitation and borderline fascist bureaucracy, but by showing that the solution lies in some outlandish fictional concept, Marker’s world is given a detachment which makes the grounded vision of the future all the more frightening.” - Calvin Gilbey
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"If Don’t Look Up was a meal it would be Tesco’s finest microwavable tikka masala; a reliable dish ready in no time, yet the ‘finest’ label suggests a level of prestige that simply isn’t there. The film has a solid foundation, and the expansive cast and noteworthy director give the appearance of an effective film. Yet at its root, while not an unpleasant experience, it’s not nearly as ‘gourmet’ as it would appear, leaving a disappointing taste in your mouth."
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"Set in the San Fernando Valley of 1973, Licorice Pizza follows the story of Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman), a confident hustler and high-school child actor who is infatuated with Alana (Alana Haim), a photographer’s assistant in her early/mid-twenties who is seeking direction and meaning in her life. The film wastes no time in colliding the protagonists’ worlds, opening with a meet-cute in Gary’s high school as he queues up for his yearbook picture to be taken. From here, the duo’s…
"Unravelling before us is a tentative, though profound, exploration of human relationships, centering on those of a journalist, Johnny, and his somewhat haphazard, initially unintended strivings to reconnect with the family he'd temporarily lost in the gulf of time, disagreements and diverging responsibilities. Here is a man willfully estranged from his sister after their mother's sickness and death. His tender yet strained reintegration into her and her son's life pulls us into their labyrinthine journey of reconnection, though it is…