• Gerwig and Robbie Oscar Snub: Why It’s Such A Big Deal

    Alex Broadhurst Last week the 96th Academy Award nominations were announced and the world was shocked to learn that neither Margot Robbie nor Greta Gerwig received nominations in the best actress and director categories for their work in Barbie. Despite failing to recognise the two women responsible for this...
  • Nudity on Camera: Who gets to decide?

    Clara Wodny Julia Roberts doesn’t film nude scenes- the ability to make choices about how one presents oneself should be a basic right for all actors, so why is it a privilege? Impact’s Clara Wodny investigates. In a recent interview for British Vouge, Julia Roberts states that her “G-rated”...
  • What were the Video Nasties?

    Daniel Woods There’s an old adage that the more you try to cover things up the more people aim to seek it out. It’s known as the Streisand effect. There’s perhaps no finer example in British filmic history than the video nasty. Before the public pressure groups and the...
  • Unravelling Autonomy, Control and Freedom: Yorgos Lanthimos’s Intricate Social Commentaries in Poor Things (2023)

    Natalie Howarth Catapulted into a weird and wonderful fantasy land that is a steampunk spectacle of Victorian society, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Poor Things places female autonomy at the forefront of Bella’s ‘Frankensteinian’ and bizarre bildungsroman. The unconventional scientist Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe) resurrects Bella (Emma Stone) following her suicide...
  • Why Oppenheimer must sweep the Oscars

    Tomos Millward With dwindling ratings, divisive politics, and the general decline of cinema, the Academy finds itself in its worst position in its almost 100-year-old history as we approach award’s season. Thankfully, Nolan’s Oppenheimer has not only provided audiences with one of the great films of recent years, but...
  • The Physical and Mental Toll of Film

    Alyssa Ali Method acting is one of the most renowned acting styles used by actors to fully embody and channel their character. This can involve losing or gaining weight to fit the look, staying in character when the camera cuts, or following a daily routine similar to that of...
  • The Problematic Nature of Love Triangles in Media

    Abigel Lancaster Love triangles are one of the most popular and yet most divisive tropes used in media today. We’re all familiar with the general idea – one character, often a woman, forced to choose between two love interests. This is by no means a new idea – the...