• Stranger than fiction? Musical cameos in popular TV and film

    Celebrities have long popped up in places we least expect them, and I’m not talking about in cafes or in the high street. I’m talking about television and film, and about the musicians who star even when we least expect it. There are some great examples and some terrible...
  • TV Review: Bodyguard

    The BBC’s drama resurgence has kept the spines of the nation well and truly tingling this Autumn, and blockbuster thriller Bodyguard has only upped the ante. Whilst Line of Duty fans in particular were marking off the calendar days in advance, not many could have preempted the richness of...
  • Film Review: Anchor and Hope

    A raw and emotionally taut film, Anchor and Hope follows the electric relationship of Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) as they face the struggles of love, loss and the complicated possibilities that the appearance of Kat’s best friend Roger (David Verdaguer) brings. It strikes a chord with...
  • Film Review: Dusty and Me

    Heartwarming and charming, Dusty and Me is a sweet film following the life of Derek ‘Dusty’ Springfield (Luke Newberry) the summer after he leaves public school and is awaiting his Oxbridge results. Set in Yorkshire in 1977, the film, directed by award-winning Betsan Evans Morris, deliberates on themes of...
  • Gaming Music – the Brilliance of MiracleOfSound and Dan Bull

    In many ways, I am musically incompetent. I know practically nothing about music, be it what’s good, what’s in the charts, who’s popular – genuinely, nothing. However, what I do know is video games, and anyone who’s spent as much time playing video games as me can appreciate the...
  • What’s more entertaining than sexual assault? Quite a lot, actually…

    Over the last few days, the internet has flown into a frenzy after a lost interview with director Bernardo Bertolucci surfaced, wherein he seemed to suggest that the controversial 1972 erotic drama Last Tango In Paris, a film depicting a man’s affair with an unnamed woman following his wife’s...
  • How to Make the Most of Your Summer at Home

    Term ended a few weeks ago and already the bubble that is University is fading into blackness, as students up and down the country, far away from their Midland home of Nottingham, are beginning to wonder: what did I ever used to do with all this spare time? We look at how to...