• From Stalking to Unrealistic Ideals of Beauty: The Toxicity of Rom-Coms

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Romantic comedies have been an age-old cure for broken and yearning hearts, setting the standard for love across the world.  That’s something you will never hear anyone say. While rom-coms are occasionally used by broken-hearted and lonely singles to escape into these stories of laughter and romance...
  • Pieces of a Woman – A Revolutionary Depiction of Birth in Film

    Sarah Harris One of my earliest memories of seeing a childbirth scene in a film, was in the Tim Burton classic, Big Fish, where the main character recalls the tale of how he ‘flew’ out of his birth mother and slid across the corridor, eventually being caught by a...
  • Underrated Gems Of Amazon Prime

    Adam Feeley Amazon Prime has long lived in Netflix’s sizeable shadow. Let’s face it, when it comes to the aptly named ‘streaming wars’ Amazon Prime is rarely mentioned as a force to be reckoned with. I’m sure many people only have Amazon Prime for the shipping, and I don’t...
  • Eastenders: The popular Soap That Continues To Inspire And Save Lives 36 Years On

    Tolu Sangowawa Infidelity, mental illness, sexuality, terminal illness and addiction. These are just a few of the real-life issues prevalent in society that BBC soap opera Eastenders has explored and accurately portrayed over the past 36 years. The latest storyline, starring Danny Dyer, focuses on the stigma surrounding male...
  • The Female Scientist: How Does The Media Portray Women In STEM?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past decades a change has occurred. This change began as a singular entity that then became two, three, then four and soon enough it became millions. This change became millions of women breaking into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to assert their...
  • From High Society To Lockdown Life: Are Bridgerton’s Gossip Columns Mirrored In Today’s Social Media?

    Talia Krais What’s on everyone’s lips at the moment. Well of course the new Netflix smash hit Bridgerton alongside the never-ending excitement of lockdown! Jealous of the social interactions taking place in groups bigger than six, viewers of Bridgerton live vicariously through the promenades and parties, royals and rakes,...
  • Are we seeing an end to Binge watching?

    Tylah Mofford Binge-watching has certainly boomed over recent months, years even, but with new series such as Disney’s Wandavision debuting weekly, is this coming to an end? For many, getting hooked on a new show on Netflix or elsewhere, has provided essential escapism from the real-world, especially during lockdowns....