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The Safdie Brothers, Josh and Benny, exploded onto the indie scene in 2017 with their equally explosive film Good Time. More recently, their 2019 release Uncut Gems has introduced the brothers’ work to a much wider audience, even prompting outrage when the film was seemingly snubbed by the Academy. It may look as if they appeared from nowhere but the Safdie’s have been making films for over 10 years and in those years they have created a signature style. With only 4 features under their belt, their style has become highly recognisable and undeniable. Their films have been described as…

Charlie Kaufman is a fascinating writer. He is the name in screenwriting. Critics, for the most part, praise his films to no end. Even though the box office never seems to match up, cinephiles everywhere watch his films obsessively. And that’s just it, they are his films. No matter what director he works with, people talk about them as Kaufman films. This is pretty much unheard of, I can’t think of another writer that would be given this much credit. Maybe Aaron Sorkin, but if someone told you they loved The Social Network, even though the dialogue is so very…

An Introduction

Often cited as the voice of his generation, Bob Dylan is one of the most iconic names in modern music history. He began his career singing folk music in the early 60s and, after a highly controversial and contested move to the electric guitar in 1965, became a legend of the rock world too. Dylan has inspired people since the early days of his career and he continues to do so today. But Bob Dylan is not a real person. Bob Dylan is a carefully, and cleverly, constructed identity. A modern folk legend, a tall tale crafted by someone who…

Aisling Kane

A Film & Media student writing about Film and Media

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