• Movie Runtimes: How Long Is Too Long?

    Tim Ovenden How long is too long? Does length matter? How long should it last? No, this isn’t an advisory sexual health page (although if it was, my answers to all three would be ‘it depends’). No, instead, Tim Ovenden examines the running times of movies, hoping to conclude...
  • To Kill A Fascination: Why Do We Watch Killers?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past few years, spine-chilling tales of killers lurking in woodlands, waiting in the shadows, have dominated TV and streaming sites. Documentaries, horrors, and tv dramas have all depicted these monsters hidden in human skin. And we, without a second-thought, have consumed each and every one,...
  • Reboots, Revivals and Reunions: Should Shows Return?

    Alice Bennett With the recent trend of capitalising on nostalgia, reboots of movies and TV shows have taken over our screens, with the Harry Potter reunion airing on the 1st of January. In particular, nostalgic TV shows of the 90’s and 2000’s have made a comeback – but is...
  • The Downfall Of Disney Channel

    Daria Paterek The most definitive era of Disney Channel was the early to mid-2000s. The 2000s spawned renowned titles such as That’s So Raven, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and Hannah Montana. Coincidentally, Disney Channel also catalysed the careers of multiple celebrities, such as Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato. During this...
  • Representation In Love Actually

    Alice Bennett Love Actually is a very popular Christmas film, securing a place on multiple “Best Christmas Film” lists including Vulture’s, Independent’s and Entertainment Weekly’s. It features a star-studded ensemble cast and a variety of different stories that intertwine, with an overarching theme of love in all its forms...
  • Is Harry Potter A Christmas Film?

    Tylah Mofford With the festive season truly upon us, Christmas films are being shown constantly on TV. Each year, we get used to seeing the same classics repeated: Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually; but channels also seem to show Harry Potter a lot at this time of year. My question...
  • The Best Films Of 2021

    Daria Paterek 2021 was a turbulent year for the film industry. With cinema closures, looming Covid restrictions, and the consequent impact on the film industry, I didn’t expect to see many good releases this year. However, this year has provided many incredible films across all genres. With 2021 coming...