• Challenges Still Faced By Hollywood’s Budding Black Actors In The Film Industry Today

    Jerome Gerada In recent times, Hollywood has become somewhat of a harbour for negativity, receiving relentless bouts of media-driven criticism – often in the form of hashtag-headed campaigns that sprawl from Twitter to television news in a matter of days. Perhaps it was famously convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein...
  • Director Spotlight: Barry Jenkins

    Annabelle Underdown Barry Jenkins is at the forefront of contemporary cinema – alongside other Black film makers he is a pivotal figure in the integration and celebration of Black stories. From Medicine for Melancholy (2008) to If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Jenkins has always placed Black love at...
  • Films That Have Revolutionised Hollywood

    Sarah Harris Hollywood is an institution that has been around since long before my time. Therefore, as much as I like to think my film knowledge is fairly extensive, I can’t speak for the productions that revolutionised the industry when I wasn’t alive. Even narrowing down to the below...
  • Cineworld closures: The changing viewing experience in the isolation age

    Emily Fletcher In another blow to the creative industries, the closure of 127 Cineworld establishments in the UK, and the midweek closure of a quarter of Odeon and Vue’s venues, has brought into question the future of our entertainment industry. With lack of content being produced for distribution, and...
  • For Sama: A Must-See Film With An Important Message

    Annabel D’Monte Recently, I’ve felt like I have been consuming so much mindless television that my brain has started to turn to mush. So, in an attempt to rectify this I decided to watch something a little different. I began searching for something more meaningful that would inform and...
  • Diversity At The Oscars: Are Things Really Changing?

    Charlotte Smith Every single year without fail, the Oscars draw criticism for the lack of diversity in its line-up of nominees. 336 acting Oscars have been awarded in its history, 19 to Black actors, 5 to Hispanic/Latino actors and 3 to Asian actors. Recently the Oscars unveiled plans to...
  • Is Tenet Nolan’s Best Film Or Is It Emotionally Void?

    Abigail Clark The latest instalment from one of todays most ambitious and experimental directors did not fall short on its promise of head-scratching time manipulation and impressive action sequences – yet many argue that Nolan’s latest film Tenet is not his greatest film to date. Upon first viewing I...