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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – review

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – review

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By Emma Forth The Girl on Fire is back. After months of anticipation, Katniss Everdeen is back on the silver screen for the second instalment of the hugely successful Hunger Games trilogy: Catching Fire. Following their rule-breaking achievement in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, where children from each of the 12 districts of the futuristic Panem are forced to compete in a televised fight to the death, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence)…

Meditation, Nature, and Oneness

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KOKO OWUSU explores the manifestation of spirituality in the films Samsara and Prince Avalanche. Meditation. The journey you embrace to find an inner stillness, awareness and affinity with one’s own body, and most importantly, consciousness. Often the assumption is made that this has to occur in a strictly inundated manner, or by adopting the ‘far out, dude’ mentality, an infamous pop culture reference to stoners of our past and current…

Propaganda – review

Propaganda – review

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By KOKO OWUSU We are constantly bombarded with propaganda on a daily basis: a direct consequence of living in a consumerist, capitalist and ‘Western’ society. Ranging from advertisements on television to the speeches of politically influential leaders such as Hitler and George W Bush, Slavko Martinov’s documentary Propaganda provides a methodological insight into the nature and psychology of how the human race’s opinion has been streamlined by those in positions…

Time, Romance and Richard Linklater’s ‘Before…’ Trilogy

Time, Romance and Richard Linklater’s ‘Before…’ Trilogy

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By ALEKSANDRA RYDZEWSKA Richard Linklater’s three films, Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) have been referred to as a trilogy, but did Before Sunrise already have the two sequels somehow subliminally established? Although the three films may not be perceived as the foundations of a unified narrative, the trilogy of films are careful developed from their predecessor(s). The most obvious and fruitful link between the three…