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05/16/2015
Film | Leeds International Film Festival is packed with Oscar contenders | The Gryphon

Image: Flickr One of the highlights of the city's culture calendar, Leeds International Film Festival returns for its 28 th year with a programme packed full of new releases, cult classics, underground breakthroughs and spectacular documentaries. The festival takes place November 5 th-20 th with over two hundred and fifty screenings across the city.

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05/16/2015
Oscar Round-Up: Best Actor/ Actress | The Gryphon

Once again a great year in film is reduced to a rather bland set of Oscar nominees, to the surprise of absolutely no one. All ten are white, all are European or American, and any hopes film fans had for even a smidgeon of diversity went out the window with the baffling snub of David Oyelowo for his portrayal of Martin Luther King in Selma.

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05/16/2015
Arts | Robin Williams: A Look Back | The Gryphon

American actor Robin Williams has died aged 63 at his home in California. His death is been treated by police as an apparent suicide. Leeds Student takes a look back at the life of this influential actor.

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05/16/2015
2015 in Film: Ones to Watch | The Gryphon

Awards season 2015 kicked off in style on Sunday night with the Golden Globes taking place in California USA, celebrating the best in television and film over the last year. Whilst 2014 was another great year for cinephiles, 2015 promises great things too.

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05/16/2015
Oscars 2015: No Alarms and No Suprises | The Gryphon

After months of anticipation and speculation, the Academy Awards are over for another year. There were no big shocks in store on the night, perhaps with the exception of how tedious Neil Patrick Harris was as host.

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05/16/2015
Film | Foxcatcher Preview - delving into the heart of darkness | The Gryphon

Foxcatcher starts and ends with a fight. It is Channing Tatum - he of G.I Joe and Magic Mike fame - that opens and closes the latest film from Moneyball director Bennett Miller. Not Steve Carell, in impressive prosthetics exuding an intangible darkness, nor the reassuring Mark Ruffalo with his easy charm and affability that enamours audiences to him almost immediately.

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05/16/2015
Sneaky Experience is immersive like nothing else | The Gryphon

For one weekend only, the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey became a playground for cinephiles with Leeds-based Sneaky Experience treating audiences to a special Halloween programme. With films including 'The Exorcist', 'The Blair Witch Project' and 'Monsters Inc' there was a trick or treat for every age range, and the novelty of getting to explore an iconic Leeds landmark by night made it a thoroughly exciting event.

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05/16/2015
Film | Gone Girl - A simple premise that will leave you wriggling in your seat | The Gryphon

How well do you really know the person sleeping next to you? Do you know what they've done? Do you know what they're capable of? More importantly...do you want to? These are the questions posed by Gone Girl, a film which rips apart a marriage and dissects it, shows the gory workings of a couple's private life and leaves the audience wriggling in their seats.

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05/16/2015
The cruel reality of 50 Shades of Grey | The Gryphon

There's something incredibly frightening about Fifty Shades of Grey, and it's nothing to do with the awful new cinematic adaptation. Whilst it seems that E.L James' novel has been softened up for the big screen, it must not be forgiven that the source material remains a story about a vulnerable young woman being taken in by a sociopathic man who systematically abuses her.

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05/16/2015
Leeds International Film Festival 2014 roundup | The Gryphon

For the past two weeks Leeds International Film Festival has taken over cinema screens in Leeds, delivering the very best in new British and foreign films to the masses. With a programme comprised of over 250 screenings over 16 days in 14 venues across the city there was something to suit even the most discerning viewer.

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05/16/2015
Film | 20,000 Days on Earth Review | The Gryphon

Photo: nickcave.com There's nobody quite like Nick Cave. Since the age of fourteen in The Birthday Party, the Australian has had a genuine presence in the music world. Over this long and varied career, Cave has also scored films, wrote screenplays and now starred in his own documentary.

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05/16/2015
Chappie gives us a change with a naive, trustful robot | The Gryphon

There has been no shortage of films focusing on the advent of A.I. recently, from Ex Machina released in January to the hotly-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron which will be released at the end of April. Somewhere in the middle sits Chappie, the third directorial outing from South African director Neill Blomkamp, best known for directing the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit District 9.

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05/16/2015
One scandal too many: why Clarkson had to go | The Gryphon

Following fifteen days of speculation, over a million signatures on an e-petition and a couple of idiots in a tank outside Number 10, the decision has made: Jeremy Clarkson has been sacked. It's a victory for common sense more than anything, but there is likely to be a groundswell of public protest now that Top Gear's resident reigning curmudgeon has been dethroned.

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05/16/2015
Arts | Josh Widdicome - Live at the Riley | The Gryphon

Known for his appearances on television shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Last Leg, Josh Widdicombe has become a familiar face on the British comedy scene. The thirty-one year old from Devon dropped into Leeds University Union this week for a 'Live at the Riley' session as part of a series that is bringing the best in comedy on campus.