• Look Out For… January

    A new month, a new year, a new set of films to look forward to. In Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman once again transforms himself in a performance that’s hotly tipped for awards glory. Speaking of which, the Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory depicts a platelayer (Stefan Denolyubov) who...
  • First Impression: David Fincher’s Mindhunter

    Psychopathy has always been an interest to filmmakers (American especially), and at times they allow for misrepresentation and exaggeration. Films about mental illness range from Hitchcock’s Psycho to M. Night Shyamalan’s recent work, Split, or even Fincher’s own extensive work, with a focal point of serial psycho killers. Fincher...
  • Is ‘Nine Lives’ running out of chances?

    In the world of entertainment, you sometimes have good films, bad films and sometimes even ugly films. However, occasionally you have a film which can transcend these three categories; a film which makes you so physically repulsed at the screen, one you can’t think about without getting angry and...
  • The Future of Television: Breaking the Barrier Between Series and Cinema

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew McConaughey and Zooey Deschannel. What do they all have in common? Besides their curiously charming names, they’ve all made the jump from television to Hollywood, and then back again. This is part of a recent trend adopted by so called ‘A-list’ acting talent, as an increasing number are taking work on...
  • “How Have You Never Seen…The Usual Suspects?”

    “Did you see it coming?” I was asked by an Impact colleague; no it was shocking, but less surprising is that at number 23 on IMDb’s Top 250, The Usual Suspects (1995) is a fan favourite and considered one of the best crime films to date. Not knowing a lot about the...
  • TV Review – House of Cards, Season 3

    Third season fatigue is a common enough pitfall for most shows. For a series like House of Cards, where the lead is, at best, an antihero and, at worst, the most reprehensible character around, the risk is all the more pertinent. How do you keep audiences invested in the...
  • Film Review – Horrible Bosses 2

    Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return as the world’s unlikeliest criminals in Horrible Bosses 2. After taking care of their own bosses in the first movie our protagonists have now decide to become their own bosses – thus we have the premise for our movie. Now this...