Audiovisual Narratives: The Social Media War Ella Buckley reflects on the nature of both the social media and broadcast news narratives surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent invasion of Ukraine. In the 1960s, uncensored images of the effects of napalm and chemical agents deployed by the American military were all over televisions around the world, […]
Ella Buckley’s Oscars Predictions 2022
Ella Buckley’s Oscars Predictions 2022 Ella Buckley considers the recently announced nominations for the 94th Academy Awards and offers her predictions for the big three categories. Although the Academy may not always get their nominations right (or their award winners, for that matter) I do love the Oscars and the awards season in general. For […]
Review: Belfast Ella Buckley interrogates the romanticism and nostalgia permeating Kenneth Branagh’s coming of age tale set in Troubles-stricken Northern Ireland. For a young child growing up in Northern Ireland during the late 60s and early 70s, the conflict happening on your front doorstep was, apparently, not the most important thing to you. Reruns of […]
Deal or no deal?: Black Friday and the perils of consumerism
With awareness about the true costs of fast fashion growing, Ella Buckley examines the environmental and humanitarian impacts of our cultural obsession with getting the best deal.
Soundtrack Review: Dune
Ella Buckley reviews Hans Zimmer’s Dune soundtrack.