• Film Locations In The UK To Visit After Lockdown

    Alex Tyndall Film and television has been a wonderful escape for many people over this past year. It has allowed us to immerse ourselves in different realities, away from current stresses and less than pleasant situations, providing much-needed comfort and distraction. From towering castles and idyllic landscapes, to the...
  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • An Interview With Multi-Talented Actor/Producer/Writer Solomon B Taiwo

    Annabel D’Monte In Impact’s second interview with actor/ producer/writer Solomon B Taiwo (formally Samuel Kelly IV), we discussed how the arts have changed and adapted to the current pandemic,  his recent series Enslaved (now available on BBC iPlayer), and what has inspired him as an actor. First of all,...
  • 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...