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Joe Morgan

Joe is a Cardiff based writer, graduating in 2013 from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Film Studies. He is also a contributor to The Upcoming where he also writes about film, as well as politics and current affairs. Follow him on twitter at @EustoniteJM
Joe is a Cardiff based writer, graduating in 2013 from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Film Studies. He is also a contributor to The Upcoming where he also writes about film, as well as politics and current affairs.


Articles by Joe Morgan

“The Pearl Button” is pure cinematic poetry

By Joe Morgan March 23, 2016

Patricio Guzmán’s follow-up to “Nostalgia for the Light” is profound and awe-inspiring. Patricio Guzmán is fast becoming one of the quintessential directors of Latin American cinema. His documentaries are highly poetic and captivating explorations of his native Chile. History, science and politics are delicately woven into mystical explorations of Chile’s past and present whilst modern […]

“Amy” is a haunting music doc that takes the media to task

By Joe Morgan October 5, 2015

Joe Morgan reviews Asif Kapadia’s harrowing documentary “Amy”, which peers into the public and private life of singer Amy Winehouse through home videos, still pictures and interview narration. It’s been four years since the death of Amy Winehouse, and Asif Kapadia’s Amy is the first film which attempts to piece together why the life of this supremely […]

“The Homesman” isn’t “the feminist western”, but it’s brilliant nonetheless

Although it isn’t accurate to say Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” challenges typical gender roles for women in westerns, Joe Morgan regardless thinks it’s a brilliant watch. The Homesman, the second western directed by Tommy Lee Jones, follows lonely spinster Mary Bee Cutty (Hillary Swank) and claim jumper George Briggs (Jones) as they escort three […]

Charisma and Power: Remembering Omar Sharif (1932 – 2015)

By Joe Morgan August 3, 2015

Joe Morgan remembers acclaimed actor Omar Sharif, who passed away on July 10th at the age of 83. Though marked by turbulence and tragedy, Sharif’s 50-year career will be best remembered for his charismatic performances in Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Zhivago. This month saw the passing of Omar Sharif, famed for his esteemed roles in […]

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