• Instagram’s Handling of Self-Harm Images: Are They Doing Enough?

    As the use of Instagram has proliferated throughout society, so too has the dangers that come with the social media site. Molly Russell took her own life in 2017 and her father believes that images she was exposed to on the platform (Instagram) greatly contributed to this occurrence. Since...
  • The Monochrome Rainbow: Has the Entertainment Industry Learned From Discrimination In The Past?

    The era of #OscarsSoWhite is over. Or at least, that’s what the entertainment industry will have you believe. After the backlash and boycotts of the 2015 and 2016 Academy Awards due to lack of diversity, the subsequent push for inclusivity in the entertainment industry resulted in some of the...
  • ‘The Last Faust’ – An interview with director Philipp Humm

    I recently had the opportunity to interview director Philipp Humm about his upcoming project, The Last Faust. And from the sounds of it, the 500 year old tale is about to get a lot more interesting.   Q: For people unfamiliar with the Faustian mythos, in a nutshell, could you...
  • Look out for… October

    As the winds turn and the leaves fall, what better way to celebrate a rather spooky month than with some spooky movies? Like always, October boasts a plethora of horror subtypes. If you prefer indie horrors, might I recommend Ladyworld – an all-female re-imagining of Lord of the Flies....
  • The Many (Many) Reasons To Be Excited for ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’

    Every year, the group of superhero shows airing on the CW (or Sky 1 in the UK) – Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and now Batwoman, have their annual crossover. This year they’re adapting Crisis on Infinite Earths – the most famous event in DC comics history....
  • Society Spotlight: Film Making Society

    Recently I sat down with the President (Jonathan Williams) and Development sec (Gianluca Scatto) of Film Making Society to discuss their plans for the new academic year. And boy, does it sound exciting. Q: So for the newbies in Nottingham, what does Film Making Society offer? Jonathan: We meet...
  • Amazon on Fire – What can we do?

    More than 72,000 fire outbreaks in Brazil have occurred this year – an increase by 84% from 2018 (according to the National Institute for Space Research).  Though the Amazon rainforest feels geographically far from the UK, it remains the heart of the planet. Since July, the deforestation rate was...