• Look Out For… AUGUST

    As the summer rages on, what better place to hide from the sun than at the cinema? For all you Gilmore Girls fans staunchly on Team Jess, Milo Ventimiglia stars in the adaptation of the 2008 best seller The Art of Racing in the Rain, about a race car...
  • Titanic The Musical @ Theatre Royal

    Make no mistake, Thom Southerland’s Titanic The Musical is nothing like the 1997 James Cameron film – except for the fact that the ship does, inevitably, sink. This chamber version by Maury Yeston (music and lyrics) and Peter Stone (story and book) has a cast list of 25 excellent...
  • The 21st Century’s 10 Greatest Films: The Departed

    During the following weeks, Impact Film & TV writer Sean McGurk will list his opinions on his choice of the 10 greatest films of the 21st Century, explaining why each merits a position in this grandiose list. For this first entry we have, The Departed.  I begin my list with The Departed....
  • Filmtroduction: Amy Adams

    With the recent release of Arrival and Nocturnal Animals, and their subsequent critical acclaim, Amy Adams has proved once again that her talents as an actress are not to be underestimated. Impact Film & TV take a look at the road travelled by one of this year’s likely Oscar...
  • Is it just me… or is Titanic a better love story than Romeo and Juliet?

    It’s regarded as one of the greatest romances of all time, taught in schools and performed in theatres around the world – but is Romeo and Juliet really all it’s cracked up to be? Is it truly an excellent love story, or is the romance between Jack and Rose...
  • Film Review – The Revenant

    Only a year after the enormous success of Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu returns to direct The Revenant, a tale of survival and revenge in the freezing winters of 1820s America. Inspired by true events, The Revenant sees Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a hunter and fur trapper, survive a bear...
  • Review – Wolf of Wall Street

    Watching Leonardo DiCaprio writhing like a new born on the floor of a country club after ingesting half a jar of Quaaludes is a strange experience: it’s hilarious, it’s a brilliant piece of acting, but it’s also very uncomfortable. Sort of like the rest of the film. Marking the fifth collaboration...