• Oscars 2019 Controversy: How Important is Hair and Makeup in Film?

    If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that the Oscar’s are nothing short of controversial. The 2013 awards saw Seth McFarlane tank with tasteless domestic violence jokes, and 2016 became the year of celebrity boycotting, a direct result of the predominantly white nominations list. So,...
  • Look Out For… January

    The festive period may be over, but a new year means new films to look forward to, and January certainly doesn’t disappoint. If you’re a fan of network darling This Is Us, then its creator Dan Fogelman brings generational drama Life Itself – which, despite some lacklustre reviews does...
  • Film Noir – Hitchcock’s Rear Window vs Nolan’s Dark Knight: Two Noir Masterpieces Fifty Years apart

    When we think of film noir, we reflect on Hollywood’s crime mysteries from the 1940s such as Citizen Kane and The Third Man. However, this enigmatic genre that originates from German Expressionist Cinematography has never left Hollywood, it has only evolved throughout the decades. Film Noir’s main elements revolve...
  • Film Review – Kill Your Friends

    Who wouldn’t secretly want to watch a film about killing your friends? I was one of the many people drawn in by the premise of a power hungry man, who will do do whatever it takes to make it to the top of his career ladder – even killing...
  • Film Review – Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Of the directors in the world, the one most suited to making major blockbusters with sweeping special effects is Ridley Scott. He did it before with Alien, Gladiator and Robin Hood, but his new film doesn’t deal with aliens, Romans, or a folklore legend. Instead his new film’s origins are rooted in...
  • Trailer Watch – Knight of Cups

    In what is sure to be another cinematic masterpiece, writer/director Terrence Malick returns with Knight of Cups, led by an all star cast as seen in this first look trailer. Within the industry, Malick is notoriously known for taking long breaks from filmmaking (he took a twenty-year break after his...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #7

    Christmas. As if the countdown is still going. And as if we’re stilling sticking with this delightfully subversive advent calendar! Anyway, onto day seven’s pick… If you’re looking for a film to watch with the family this holiday season then this will certainly raise some eyebrows. In 2000 American Psycho introduced...