Review: Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini

Resurrecting the Dead Director: Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini at York City Screen Abel Ferrara’s portrayal of the last 24 hours of Pasolini’s life attempts to capture the controversial director through a snapshot of a seemingly trivial day, that comes to an abrupt and bloody end on the 2nd November, 1975. A narrative with a predestined conclusion, […]

Toiling, Triumphing and Terraforming: A Review of Ridley Scott’s The Martian

Patrick O’Connor, Senior Lecturer of philosophy at Nottingham Trent University, explores the philosophical vision of Ridley Scott’s The Martian The Martian [2015], Ridley Scott’s latest cosmological adventure about survival on Mars, has a unique philosophical vision. It is in the main a conservative one, but one that also has a charmingly progressive dimension. The conservatism […]

Review: Jeanie Finlay’s Orion – The Man Who Would Be King

A man who was haunted by a ghost… A documentary of astounding depth and articulation, Jeanie Finlay’s work tells the untold story of Jimmy ‘Orion’ Ellis, a masked rock ‘n’ roll singer who became the victim of someone else’s fame. It all began when Finlay bought a £1 record 12 years ago and, in her […]

‘Flee from the Deadly Light’ A Study of Cosmicism in Speculative Fiction

‘We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of […]

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  • Review: The Duchess of Malfi
  • Norman Rea Gallery Presents: (Difficult) Women
  • Review: Wuthering Heights
  • Review: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Review: Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini
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