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'NEUTRAL'

I define the Neutral as that which outplays the paradigm, or rather I call Neutral everything that baffles paradigm.

Roland Barthes (1915-1980)

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Arts BY Lizzy Marriott

An Encore for Hollywood’s Movie Musical

Movie musicals are coming back to Hollywood with huge success. No longer are they relying on repeats or letting Disney have all the fun with animated children’s films...

Media & Technology BY Molly Jackson

The Netflix Revolution: How a quirky...

Twenty years ago, Netflix was merely just a DVD rental by mail service. A crucial rival to Blockbuster, once everyone’s favourite video rental store that sadly came to...

Arts BY Martin Hall

Miles, Malle and That Movie: Ascense...

It was sixty years ago today. Well not ‘today’, but in January of 1958 Louis Malle released a film scored by Miles Davis. Miles Davis was a superlative...

Issues & debates BY Sam Corner

Written and Directed by the Studio

The fight for creative control between the filmmaker and the studio in charge is becoming a more urgent subject to discuss within the film industry. From the multiple...

Media & Technology BY Mollie Field

In our age of ‘data’, the importance...

At a time when data is thought to be the new oil, could the use of data for journalism be a protector of democratic wealth? Mollie Field explores...

Culture & society BY Sam Corner

My Love/Hate Relationship with Paul ...

From his humble beginnings with his first feature film Hard Eight to his very recent Academy Award winning Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson has become one of the...

Fiction BY Claire Jones

Fiction of Prediction?

1984. Freedom did not exist. Equality was scarce. Integrity was at a standstill. No, I am not referring to George Orwell’s famous novel. This was reality. Or should...

Culture & society BY Michael Brennan

Jessica Jones: a fictional universe ...

The writing and directing excel in presenting societal relevance and politically charged intellectual content behind a fictional backdrop. Therefore, the series has not received the accreditation deserved. Feminism...