• ‘Normal People’: Why and How It Has Become One of the Most Important TV Shows of Our Generation

    I am rather sceptical of the notion of a ‘soul mate’. And of love itself to be quite honest. I get frustrated at popular culture and the forms of media which permeate our society with picture perfect depictions of young love. Inaccurate portrayals of exaggerated infatuations and perfectly choreographed...
  • ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie Heads to the Big Screen

    Fox’s hugely popular animated series Bob’s Burgers is up for order with a feature-length movie due for release in 2020. With a quirky, eccentric characters, the show follows Bob Belcher, the chef of a mediocre burger restaurant, and his family’s crazy comedic adventures. First premiering in 2011, Bob’s Burgers...
  • From Board Game to Film – Why Clue is a Great Movie

    Video games falling victim to film adaptation are a regular appearance in Hollywood, despite their mixed receptions and low level of interest from critics (most likely due to Hollywood’s obsession with remakes). One film that bucks the trend is Clue, a 1985 film based on the popular board game...
  • Death Note – A Whitewashed Reflection of a Beloved Anime

    Since its debut in 2006, Death Note has become one of the most successful and well-known animes worldwide. It is therefore unsurprising that director Adam Wingard made the decision to create a feature-length production based upon the original Japanese work. Yet the term ‘based on’ must be used loosely,...
  • Adaptation – Repetition or Reinvention?

    Repetition is apparently Hollywood’s go-to form – from live-action remakes of Disney classics, to adaptations of fiction from a variety of forms, sometimes you wonder if there is any original content to be found on the big-budget silver screen. But when it comes to adaptations specifically, repetition becomes a...