The Psychology of Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996) By MG.

The Psychology of Aaron/Roy in Primal Fear (1996) By MG.   Primal Fear – directed by Gregory Hoblit The 1996 film “Primal Fear” starring Edward Norton and Richard Gere is a film that I find particularly interesting to discuss. Rather than looking at philosophy in this blog, I will be focusing on the psychology of […]

MG discusses Blade Runner and what makes us human.

MG discusses Blade Runner and what makes us human. The topic of humanity has been discussed for generations, with many arguing that our organic form is what makes us human – whilst others argue that our ability to empathise, to feel is what lends us our humanity. Many films discuss the question, “what it means […]

Ahren Bailey looks at ‘American Psycho and Yuppie Culture’.

American Psycho and Yuppie Culture American Psycho is a black comedy directed by Mary Harron in 2000, based on the novel written by Bret Easton Ellis. The film follows Patrick Bateman (played by Christian Bale), a wealthy businessman, working on Wall Street. Obsessed by his appearance and material objects, Bateman’s life may appear to be […]

Donnie Darko and Determinism. By MG.

Donnie Darko – directed by Richard Kelly   The film has been described as a homage to “typical 80s classics” (despite being released in 2001). For those who have not seen the film – I particularly enjoy it as it discusses philosophical themes like Descartes’ mind/body dualism and many more which are fascinating to think […]

MG’s philosophical film reviews.

Films are a fantastic medium which can discuss many philosophical ideas and questions, especially the application of philosophy through film allows for the expansion of knowledge. I will be focusing on two films – Memento and The Matrix and explore some key themes in each of them.   Memento – directed by Christopher Nolan The […]

Darcey Sharpe reviews the classic “12 Angry Men”

12 Angry Men – Film Review   12 Angry men is a great film that really keeps the viewer sucked in. The basic story is incredibly simplistic, with practically the entire film, except for the very beginning and the end taking place in one room. However, the film makes great use of that minimalism by […]

Laura Frith blogs a film review of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Bohemian Rhapsody Film Review: A dedication to the music of Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury. The film, Bohemian Rhapsody, was finally released in the UK on the 24th October 2018. This was in order highlight the key aspects of how the struggling band, Smile transformed into the extraordinary band, Queen as well as […]