• LGBTQ+ Representation In Children’s Animation: An Ongoing Battle – Part 1

    Jack Richardson The last decade has seen massive improvement in LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream children’s animation, from Nickelodeon to Cartoon Network to Netflix, and even Disney who have jumped on the bandwagon now.  LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media matters for a number of reasons. LGBTQ+ youth are statistically far...
  • Euphoria: A unique approach to makeup that became a cultural phenomenon

    Jesse Staines Makeup has always been essential to film and television as a form of realism to ensure verisimilitude and the believability of its characters and narrative. However despite its significance, it is generally the most overlooked element of production. The 2019 series Euphoria challenges this conventional role of...
  • Summer TV Picks #6 – Fringe

    Annabel D’Monte Having run between 2008 and 2013, this six season television series created by J.J Abrams was a complete revelation to me when I discovered it on Amazon Prime this summer. Having watched all 100 episodes in a relatively short time frame, I can confidently say that it is one...
  • From Memento To Tenet: How Christopher Nolan’s Films Continue To Capture Our Imagination

    Jerome Gerada Through troubling times comes Tenet, Nolan’s newest addition to an expansive list of mind-boggling motion pictures. From Inception to the Dark Knight trilogy, his host of action-fuelled films provide hours of eye-watering entertainment, enough to appease your quarantine qualms. With great expectations looming, could Nolan’s new release resurrect the cinema...
  • Soundtracks: Do we love ’em or hate ’em?

    Rhianna Greensmith Music has historically been an integral accompaniment to other art forms – arranged to compliment film and television to provide the notorious soundtracks we know and love. But what role do soundtracks really play?  When we think of certain shows, we think of the music that accompanies...
  • Summer TV Picks #5 – Succession

    Daisy Forster Over the last week I’ve rewatched both seasons of HBO’s hit series, ‘Succession’. Despite winning two Emmys for its first season and being nominated eighteen times for its second, I haven’t heard this show talked about much in the UK. Dripping with sass, incompetence and corporate corruption,...
  • Historically Adequate? The Importance Of Period Accuracy In Costume

    Whether it’s the raunchy kilts of Outlander or the leather armour in The Musketeers, there is always some debate about the accuracy of period costume. This is sometimes down to a lack of information about certain periods, but is also often due to the negligence of designers. There has...