• Film Review: Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

    As the deceased Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) returns, Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the Resistance prepare for a final battle with Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) First Order....
  • The Magic Flute @ Theatre Royal

    Giant snakes, floating trees, dictatorships, and nurses armed with lightsabres. This might sound like the latest George Lucas film, but it is in fact Opera North’s newest version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. While that may sound a little much, I can promise you it is all...
  • Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Walking into the almost empty cinema, I sat down looked around and thought ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this’. Disney had the almost impossible task of writing an origins story for possibly the most iconic character in cinema history. Here are my spoiler-free thoughts on Ron Howard’s endeavour...
  • The Day Star Wars Died

    It is five years this month since The Walt Disney Company completed the acquisition of Lucasfilm, the production firm responsible for the creation of Star Wars, perhaps the most exceptional and significant media franchise in movie history, second only to Disney itself. Too young to go to the cinema...
  • Am I The Only One… Or Is The Force Awakens A Complete Failure?

    Probably spoilers ahead. Obviously. After over a year of hyperbolic promotion, a decade since the last one and 32 years since ‘the last good one’, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released two weeks ago. The product of an industry titan acquiring a cultural juggernaut, and made by hundreds...
  • “How Have You Never Seen… Star Wars?”

    Telling a Star Wars fan that you’ve never seen any of the films is akin to telling a devout Southern Baptist that you don’t believe in God – they will regard you with horror and disdain, and immediately start praying for your soul. Star Wars is one of the...
  • Coming Soon… Pleas Fest

    Poster credit: Tara Hill On March 8th a number of Nottingham’s film clubs are bringing to Worksop the Pleas Fest, a day-long film festival centred on genre icon Donald Pleasence. Impact spoke to one of the minds behind Pleas Fest, Kino Klubb’s Joey Bell, to find out more… What is Kino Klubb? Kino...