• Unrealistic Beauty Standards in Games

    h Daria Paterek A few weeks ago, hotly-anticipated PlayStation exclusive Horizon: Forbidden West (sequel to 2017’s Horizon: Zero Dawn) released its first gameplay. But the game’s jaw-dropping graphics and comprehensive gameplay refinements were overshadowed by a tweet that sent shockwaves through the Twitter gaming community.   …VS Aloy User @ApexAlphaJ had...
  • Album Review: Black Honey – ‘Written and Directed’

    Stuffed-full of melting riffs and inspired by the band’s love for everything Tarantino, Written and Directed is unapologetically Black Honey. Atop the backdrop of dark, scuzzy instrumentals, frontwoman Izzy B. Phillips tosses the alpha-egotism of classic rock on its head, and Gemma Cockrell hops in for the ride....
  • Spotlight On Chloé Zhao: Making History At The 2021 Golden Globes

    Daria Paterek Following the critical acclaim for recent film Nomadland, an American drama film, written, directed, and edited by Chloé Zhao, it is no surprise that Zhao won the prize of Best Director at the Golden Globes. After Nomadland achieved 167 awards and 122 nominations, it is only logical that...
  • Sexism Within The Film Industry: A Fight Against The Male Ego?

    Jasmin Lemarie Keira Knightly has recently spoken up against filming sex scenes directed by a man, and how she refuses to cater to the male gaze. The term ‘male gaze’ was coined by scholar and filmmaker, Laura Mulvey, who wrote an essay highlighting that in cinema, women’s human form...
  • The Female Scientist: How Does The Media Portray Women In STEM?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past decades a change has occurred. This change began as a singular entity that then became two, three, then four and soon enough it became millions. This change became millions of women breaking into the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to assert their...
  • Diversity At The Oscars: Are Things Really Changing?

    Charlotte Smith Every single year without fail, the Oscars draw criticism for the lack of diversity in its line-up of nominees. 336 acting Oscars have been awarded in its history, 19 to Black actors, 5 to Hispanic/Latino actors and 3 to Asian actors. Recently the Oscars unveiled plans to...
  • Feminist Criticism In Games: Thank You, Anita Sarkeesian

    Emily Ash Emily celebrates the positive impact feminist game critic Anita Sarkeesian has had on her life. A lot of negativity has been published about Anita Sarkeesian’s video essay series Tropes vs Women in Video Games (TvW); there was negativity at the time, and there’s still negativity now. So,...