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Lucy or: Ways in which film explores the mind

A week ago I watched Luc Besson’s Lucy, a film that had been on my to-watch list for quite a while, simply because the seemingly completely opposite reactions it produced made me curious. 1,484 more words


Black Swan

The desire for perfection drives human beings to do the most senseless things. Athletes push their bodies to the point of collapse, musicians rehearse pieces until they loathe every measure, actors reach for emotional depths at the expense of their own psyche. 757 more words


20 Greatest Acting Performances Of All Time

My top 20 list will probably cause some upset amongst film fans. It’s my personal favourite performances so unfortunately, you won’t find many of the conventional ones here like, Marlon Brando in The Godfather or Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 4,258 more words

The Two Faces of the Femme Fatale

What do we want with the femme fatale nowadays? With her bee-stung red lips and trailing lace negligee and forlorn blinking expression, she embodies romanticised plotlines of the 19th century. 1,521 more words

The Dark Side of Sports on Film: A Roundtable Discussion

In observance of this week’s wider release of Bennett Miller’s hotly anticipated Foxcatcher, a few of our writers got together to talk the politics and larger implications of the American sports movie. 2,905 more words

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Some Glorious Discoveries about Kobe Bryant

I began this post with the intention of keeping it short and quick – just a little detail to savor about a most notable NBA player. 336 more words


LINKS & STUFF: Happy Designers, Interstellar & Intern Lawsuits


It’s time for another Links & Stuff post. I sincerely thank you for your patience; it’s been far too long. If you want to stay in the loop before these posts roll around, follow Art DepartMENTAL on Twitter ( 314 more words

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