By Olivia Ross While browsing on Instagram, I came across a screenshot that made me stop. Normally I ignore these ‘so relatable’ tweets but this one was interesting. Something to know about […]
! Bradshaw is Back: The Reboot of Sex and the City
Sophie Stamford Just ten days into what many expect to be another pretty gloomy year, the cast of (well, most of it…) Sex and the City made the prospect of 2021 a […]
Horror Movie Disasters: The Seven Ways “Scary” Films Flop
Josh Hatton Meet the films that terrify producers far more than they ever scared audiences. These movies all bombed at the box office, and today we are here to look at the […]
An Unpromising Act of Inclusion- The Problem with Award Shows.
Time and again award shows have faced an onslaught of backlash about the lack of diversity amongst their nominees and winners. However, the 2021 Golden Globes decided they wanted to tick gender off their list of diversity boxes in terms of nominations. Their list contained, most excitingly, three female nominations for best director. Unfortunately it wasn’t until I saw who the nominations were for, that I began to once again question the validity of their choices.
The Masculine Hunk vs The Camp Caricature: The portrayal of masculinity in High School Musical
If you’re a millennial baby like me, the High School Musical trilogy was a big deal. “We’re all in this together” and “Fabulous” are the soundtracks to our childhoods, and in a burst of lockdown nostalgia, I took a trip down memory lane and rewatched the trilogy.
The Welcomed Invasion of International Cinema
Last year, Parasite became the first South-Korean film to be nominated at the Oscars. It also became the first non-English language film to win Best Picture, taking home four Academy Awards in total. In contrast, this year the Golden Globes brought some controversy surrounding the exclusion of Korean-American film Minari. Undoubtedly, international cinema in predominantly English speaking countries has increased in popularity in recent years.
HBO Max Versus the Auteur
Caitlin Hall The traditional model of film distribution is slowly dying, and COVID-19 may be the final death knell for the industry. With many theatres closed for the foreseeable, distribution companies have […]
How Soon is Too Soon? The Depiction of Pandemic Life in TV and Film
It’s begun. January 2021 has marked the start of Covid-19’s hardly anticipated debut into entertainment’s fictional realm.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet” and Disney Breaks Tradition
by Sarah Elliott The release of Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet was hotly anticipated since the release of the trailers. It’s not Ralph, however, or even his pint-size co-star Vanellope, […]
Do Review Aggregators Create Echo Chambers?
By Izzy Davies Vice journalist Oobah Butler staged an experiment during which he managed to catapult a fictitious restaurant – The Shed at Dulwich – to TripAdvisor’s coveted number 1 spot. He […]