Image via IMDB The Snowman is a Nordic-noir thriller based on the bestseller by Jo Nesbø, adapted by screenwriters Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and directed by Tomas Alfredson. The film is set in Norway, in Oslo, Bergen and Geilo. There are absolutely beautiful shots of the Oslo-Bergen railway throughout the film, as well as… Continue reading The Snowman film review: a snow storm in a teacup
So it's been almost a month since I first started university as a PhD student. It's been an incredibly busy month (by choice), with very few evenings spent at home doing nothing. I've found that there are an incredible amount of interesting events and opportunities to be involved in, if you want to. I've signed up… Continue reading The first month of the PhD: beginning to climb the mountain
A very interesting read about copyright law and the creative industries!
By Anatoly Volynets
Innovators often have a hard time convincing people to change the way things “have always been done”. History offers startling examples of how tightly people hold onto entrenched views. In the 1950’s, for example, early models of the kidney dialysis machine were considered “abominations” by some doctors at Mt. Sinai Hospital. And in the nineteenth century, Ignaz Semmelweiss was derided by medical colleagues for suggesting doctors should wash their hands before assisting at childbirth. So prepare yourself to resist the notions of Anatoly Volynets when you read his book, Culture vs. Copyright. In the book, Mr. Volynets suggests that artists, and the public, would benefit if copyright laws were eliminated.
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Image via Slashfilm Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen the adverts for Bladerunner 2049 everywhere. As the sequel to the cult classic, Bladerunner; this was a film that people had high expectations for. But does it deliver? Absolutely. The film was directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Hampton Fancher… Continue reading Bladerunner 2049 Film Review: An Absolute Must-See
In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.” via The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books — Discover
I attended the BFX festival today in Bournemouth. It runs from 2nd-8th October but unfortunately I could only go today, which is a real shame as it was fascinating! The annual festival delivers talks, workshops and film screenings from some of the industry's leading studios in VRX and VR, animation and gaming. Jordan Walsh of… Continue reading BFX festival in Bournemouth – VFX, VR, films, animation and gaming
Here's an article I've written for Bournemouth Uni's student media website, Nerve Now about being in a long-distance relationship while at university - https://nervemedia.org.uk/nerve/ten-top-tips-surviving-long-distance-relationship/
Film image taken from IMDB This week I saw My Cousin Rachel (2017) at a Silver Screening at the Odeon. To anyone who is able to see movies in the week, I strongly recommend these. We got free tea, coffee and biscuits and the tickets were only £3! (I'm not being sponsored here in any… Continue reading My Cousin Rachel: film review
I went to watch a profoundly different film this week: mother! It was chilling, but also beautiful. mother! was written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence plays Mother beautifully as a gentle, nurturing soul, capable of extreme acts when humanity has pushed her to the very edge of sanity. Javier Bardem plays Him in a… Continue reading A tale of two halves: mother! film review
I'm now into my second week of my PhD; and there has been an information overload! There have been so many new log-in details, names, room numbers and IT systems that my head has been constantly spinning. And, most significantly, I have made friends and am no longer sat by myself being weird in the… Continue reading Week two of the PhD: the fun begins