• ‘Too Close To Home’: The Terrifying Role Of Houses In Horror Films

    Jesse Staines Every time I see a trailer for a new horror movie, it appears to showcase the same exact narrative: someone dies in a house; a nice, ordinary family moves in; there’s a spirit in the basement; the children get possessed; and the family cannot leave the property...
  • Challenges Still Faced By Hollywood’s Budding Black Actors In The Film Industry Today

    Jerome Gerada In recent times, Hollywood has become somewhat of a harbour for negativity, receiving relentless bouts of media-driven criticism – often in the form of hashtag-headed campaigns that sprawl from Twitter to television news in a matter of days. Perhaps it was famously convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein...
  • The Monochrome Rainbow: Has the Entertainment Industry Learned From Discrimination In The Past?

    The era of #OscarsSoWhite is over. Or at least, that’s what the entertainment industry will have you believe. After the backlash and boycotts of the 2015 and 2016 Academy Awards due to lack of diversity, the subsequent push for inclusivity in the entertainment industry resulted in some of the...
  • Film Review: Us

    Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up horror film to Get Out, is a remarkably intriguing and horrifying film in its own right. When the larger social implications and allegories are considered, the film forces us to reckon with our own collective failures as self-interested individuals; our tendency to disregard the troubles...
  • Film Review: Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw is Dan Gilroy’s second film, 5 years after his refreshingly unique neo-noir film Nightcrawler. While Nightcrawler was so ground-breaking in injecting new themes into the often cliché-laden genre of neo-noir, Velvet Buzzsaw is far less perceptive and engaging in what it tries to say about the art...
  • Chvrches @ Rock City

    For fans of Chvrches, their headline set at Rock City last night had been a long time coming. Indeed, in addition to singer Lauren Mayberry herself admitting that it had “been a long time since we’ve been in Nottingham”, Chvrches’ last album, Love is Dead, came out last year, with the band...
  • Film Review: Hereditary

    A new generation of horror movie has entered the respectable, mainstream imagination. As shown by the success of films such as the satirical Get Out, The Killing of A Sacred Deer and A Quiet Place, the modern horror aims to be not just frightening, but thought-provoking too. Hereditary is...