Matrix director confirms the film is a transgender allegory

Matrix director confirms the film is a transgender allegory

Lilly Wachowski, co-director of the Matrix films, says the film originally intended to reflect transgender experiences more explicitly - but the ‘world wasn’t ready for it’.   The Matrix was considered a sci-fi classic almost instantaneously when it was released in 1999. Neo’s journey from average office worker to all-seeing oracle...

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Planet of the Humans is a well meant but inaccurate mess

Planet of the Humans is a well meant but inaccurate mess

Planet of the Humans argues that our current capitalist system cannot co-exist with truly sustainable living. It’s a messy, questionable work, one that uses flimsy sources for information and promotes outdated myths, but there are threads of truth throughout that open up the conversation of green energy. Michael Moore’s...

Apple is refusing to let villains use iPhones in films

Apple is refusing to let villains use iPhones in films

Film director Rian Johnson has revealed an alleged industry secret, claiming that Apple prohibits any fictional bad guys from using its products on-screen. ‘Bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera,’ says director Rian Johnson in a video interview with Vanity Fair while explaining a scene from his most recent film, Knives Out. Outing an alleged secret in the world of product placement, Johnson is referring to the obsessive amount...

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Thred Daily – How COVID-19 could change theatre

Thred Daily – How COVID-19 could change theatre

With all of us cooped up inside indefinitely during COVID-19, a lot of industries are feeling money burning a hole in their pockets, including the performing arts. Milo gives us a quick glance into the world of Broadway theatre during coronavirus and how the industry is remaining centre stage through tech. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our...

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What makes Gen Z influencer houses so viral?

What makes Gen Z influencer houses so viral?

The first time you probably heard of an influencer house was during the height of Vine’s popularity in 2016. Here’s why they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Social media stars all living under one roof as a giant collective is a phenomena that many older millennials and parents will probably fail to fully grasp, but make no mistake – these are powerhouses of online entertainment. Whether it’s the UK YouTubers...

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Thred Daily – How is COVID-19 affecting cinema?

Thred Daily – How is COVID-19 affecting cinema?

Hollywood has ground to a halt, cinemas have closed their doors, and unimaginable quantities of popcorn are filling up warehouses all over the world (probably). With movie releases pushed back and streaming services becoming the go-to platform for consuming content during isolation, Elliot takes a quick look at how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the film industry, and what we can do to help small arthouse cinemas safeguard their...

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