• Can BDSM always be distanced from the abuse shown in Fifty Shades of Grey?

    “’No’, I protest, trying to kick him off. He stops. ‘If you struggle I’ll tie your feet too. If you make a noise I will gag you.’” This is a quote from the Fifty Shades of Grey book, the film adaptation of which opened in cinemas earlier this month,...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...
  • Brought Into Disrepute: Castro vs Cockerill

    Italian veteran Martin Castrogiovanni dominated the rugby headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, albeit for the reasons that he intended. Following Toulon’s 25-21 defeat to Leicester last week, the French team’s prop called a press conference in which he unleashed an expletive-ridden tirade against the Tiger’s head...