• ‘Horrified with Horror’: The Academy Awards’ Relationship With Horror Films

    Annabelle Underdown The Oscars have a phobia of horror, with only six Best Picture contenders ever having been loosely labelled ‘horror movies’. In the 92nd Academy Awards, the horror genre was left solely represented by one nomination: Best Cinematography for The Lighthouse (2019). Why do the Academy Awards continuously...
  • Book to Film Adaptations – Is This The Same Character?

    Córa-Laine Moynihan The film industry has been taken by storm by book adaptations in recent years, however, while many of these have succeeded, others remain forgettable.  Film genre after film genre has jumped on the book adaptation bandwagon and experimented with this creative inspiration. From teen-fiction, to taking on...
  • BoJack Horseman – How It Accurately Portrays Mental Illness

    Adam Feely Mental illness, depression, addiction, human condition, sexuality, trauma and self-destructive behaviour. These are just a handful of issues addressed in Netflix’s animated programme BoJack Horseman. Yes, you did read that correctly, an animated programme. It follows the exploits of the titular BoJack, a washed-up, narcissistic, alcoholic, drug...
  • The Crown Season 4: Did It Live Up To Expectations?

    Sarah Harris The newest season of the crown was probably one of the most highly anticipated yet, due to the addition of Emma Corrin who played the beloved Princess Diana, and Sex Education Icon, Gillian Anderson who took on the role of former Prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. I wouldn’t...
  • Brains + Breakdown: The relationship between the genius and addiction in TV

    Emily Fletcher The ‘Genius’ and their experience of addiction can be seen in Netflix’s new original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, which was recently released. It takes on a young girl’s ascent into the world of competitive chess and her descent into an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol....
  • Video Game Adaptations: A leap of faith in ignoring non-gamers?

    Córa-Laine Moynihan Since 2007, Ubisoft has been on a mission to capture the attention of gamers through one of its most popular franchises Assassin’s Creed. With the twelfth major instalment of it, AC: Valhalla, released earlier this month, Ubisoft accompanied this by announcing that a live-action series is in...
  • Deaf U: The Ups And Downs Of College Life And Minority Representation In Mainstream Media

    Emily Fletcher Ask yourself this: how often do you see Deaf characters depicted within mainstream media? And, if you managed to come up with some, how often were they only characterised by their deafness? Unfortunately, this is quite often the case, but model, actor, and now producer Nyle DiMarco, has...