Film / 16/11/2021 The Hunger Games – Why The Trilogy Could Have Been So Much Better

I remember first watching The Hunger Games in 2013, just before Catching Fire came out. I also remember the chills and utter shock I felt at the end of the sequel, when Jennifer Lawrence looks directly into the camera, showing all of Katniss’ anger clear in her face. They’re incredible films, and they make some...

Film / 16/11/2021 Norwich Film Festival Is Back Better Than Ever!

The privilege to watch films in person was tragically taken away from film-lovers last year. Norwich Film Festival celebrates having this experience once again, returning this year with its largest showcase yet! From the 12th to the 21st of November, the festival will be screening a wide range of independent films from a regional, national,...

Film / 16/11/2021 Last Night In Soho: Review

The Last Night in Soho is Edgar Wright’s newest polarising film.  Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) comes from rural Cornwall with big dreams. Once she gets into London College of Fashion, the excitement of a new life starts, a life not dissimilar to her late mother’s. Her grandmother fears for her, knowing her ‘gift’ sets her apart....

Film / 16/11/2021 Asian Representations in Films

The summer release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has brought a Marvel frenzy around the world. With the appearance of Wong from Doctor Strange, the increasing amount of Asian representation in Marvel Studios has reformed perspectives on Hollywood.  Shang-Chi is directed by the Asian-American filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed The Glass...

Film / 26/10/2021 My Go-To Halloween Film

Halloween seems to be the only thing I like about autumn – part of the appeal behind this time of year, for my age group in particular, is watching Halloween films. Whether you’d prefer a horror like The Conjuring or something more nonchalant, it adds to the feel of Halloween. I am a huge horror...

Film / 26/10/2021 No Time To Die: Review

After six years and a pandemic-induced delay, No Time to Die ,the 25th James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final run as Bond, was finally released. This has been heralded by many as the saviour of the British film industry. Craig’s exit marks the end of an era, but simultaneously paves the way...

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Norwich Film Festival Is Back Better Than Ever!

The privilege to watch films in person was tragically taken away from film-lovers last year. Norwich Film Festival celebrates having this experience once again, returning this year with its largest showcase yet! From the 12th to the 21st of November, the festival will be screening a wide range of independent films from a regional, national,…

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Last Night In Soho: Review

The Last Night in Soho is Edgar Wright’s newest polarising film.  Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) comes from rural Cornwall with big dreams. Once she gets into London College of Fashion, the excitement of a new life starts, a life not dissimilar to her late mother’s. Her grandmother fears for her, knowing her ‘gift’ sets her apart….

Film

Asian Representations in Films

The summer release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has brought a Marvel frenzy around the world. With the appearance of Wong from Doctor Strange, the increasing amount of Asian representation in Marvel Studios has reformed perspectives on Hollywood.  Shang-Chi is directed by the Asian-American filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed The Glass…

Film

My Go-To Halloween Film

Halloween seems to be the only thing I like about autumn – part of the appeal behind this time of year, for my age group in particular, is watching Halloween films. Whether you’d prefer a horror like The Conjuring or something more nonchalant, it adds to the feel of Halloween. I am a huge horror…

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No Time To Die: Review

After six years and a pandemic-induced delay, No Time to Die ,the 25th James Bond film and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final run as Bond, was finally released. This has been heralded by many as the saviour of the British film industry. Craig’s exit marks the end of an era, but simultaneously paves the way…

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Bizarre Science: Why do we watch horror films?

As Halloween approaches and the nights get darker, lots of people will be settling down to watch a horror film. What is it about these movies that make horror-lovers obsessed with them and keeps them coming back for more jumpscares and gore? What makes someone sign up for a dose of “media-induced masochism”? Science may…

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Autumn Films to Curl Up To This Month

So, it’s officially autumn! That time of year when you can put on cosy coats and walk with a pumpkin spiced latte amongst the falling leaves. Or, when it’s a rainy day and you want a film to curl up to. So, I’ve got some suggestions for every genre over this season, from cult-classic Halloween…


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