• Film Review – The Falling

    The recent flux of truly weird and challenging British cinema in the last year or two is heartwarming. Independent films like Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Richard Ayoade’s The Double have left audiences with characters and images unlike anything an average blockbuster could even dream of, and with...
  • Film Review – Mommy

    ‘Five films and only 26 years old!’, ‘The new Orson Welles!’, ‘Bad boy queer icon!’ French-Canadian filmmaker and actor Xavier Dolan might be sick to death of these labels, but the title of enfant terrible is set to follow him around for the rest of his life. A child...
  • Rewind Review – Metropolis

    Dismissed on its release in 1927 by H. G. Wells as ‘quite the silliest film’, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis is now considered one of the pinnacles of the silent film era. It borrows from Shelley’s Frankenstein, inspired an anime remake in 2001 and feeds directly into the Star Wars franchise...
  • Review – Leviathan

    Not to be confused with 2012’s Leviathan – a documentary that deals with the North American fishing industry – Russian director Andrey Zvyaginstev’s fourth endeavour is a different beast entirely. With the title here referring to the Old Testament sea monster analogous with Satan, the film struggles head on...
  • Review – Astron-6 Shorts Showcase @ Mayhem Film Festival

    Short films are not something people get overly excited about, are they? It was puzzling, then, to enter the cinema on the opening night of Mayhem’s tenth film festival and see the anticipation on the audience’s faces; it felt like an event. And they kept laughing and talking animatedly...
  • Review – Video Nasties: Draconian days

    Filmmaker Jake West came to Nottingham to show us Part II of his Video Nasties documentary series –  entitled Draconian Days. The first part, ‘Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotapes’, was released back in 2010 and began by running through the 72 controversial classics, ranging from the infamous I Spit...
  • Next on Netflix #7

    Planning on prioritising your studies over Easter break? With Impact, you’ll reconsider the decisions you make, as this week we suggest some great TV series, new and old, for you to enjoy over the coming weeks, with our next best recommendations on Netflix. Buffy the Vampire Slayer You all know Buffy...