• The State of the Academy Awards

    After a controversial and complex history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a chance to do the right thing. The only problem for the Academy though, in taking this chance, is that no one seems to know what the right thing entails. On 5th October 2017,...
  • Hollywood Puts on a Brave Face in Light of a Truly Dark Year

    The nominations are in, and now throughout Hollywood speeches are being written, falsely gracious losing faces practised, probably even somewhere red carpets dry-cleaned. And yet this year’s ceremony will take place in the light of what can only be described as a truly earth-shattering year for the industry. The...
  • Film Review – The Night Before

    Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie team-up with director Jonathan Levine to bring us The Night Before, a raunchy, blatantly offensive yet at the same time downright hilarious comedy, sprinkled with a little holiday spirit. The movie follows friends Ethan Miller (Gordon-Levitt), Isaac Greenberg (Rogen) and Chris Roberts...
  • National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men

    John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a tale of two unlikely friends, George and Lennie, who move from ranch to ranch across California in search of work, and their dream to “live off the fat of the land”. Decades after its first stint on Broadway, this twentieth century American...
  • Trailer Watch – Queen of the Desert

    Director Werner Herzog returns to his favourite themes of travel, culture and exploration in this intriguing ‘biography’ of Gertrude Bell, the famous cartographer, archaeologist, traveller and spy. Her incredible reputation in the Middle East during World War One, led to her influential role in British policy-making and helped found...
  • Film Review – The Interview

    The latest comedy from James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, riffs on an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, with the CIA learning of his nuclear building programmes and hiring two talk show journalists to do the job under the facade of an interview. The Interview...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...