• Film Review: The Irishman

    Martin Scorsese’s exceptional The Irishman asks what happens when the guns go down, and the bodies are buried....
  • Film Review: Joker

    In Todd Phillips’s new adaptation, Joaquin Phoenix is a simulacrum of the sad clown....
  • Oscars 2019 Controversy: How Important is Hair and Makeup in Film?

    If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that the Oscar’s are nothing short of controversial. The 2013 awards saw Seth McFarlane tank with tasteless domestic violence jokes, and 2016 became the year of celebrity boycotting, a direct result of the predominantly white nominations list. So,...
  • Cinema’s Greatest Facial Hair

    As November comes to a close, some of you may have noticed the expected increase of “in your face” facial hair on the men on and off UoN’s campus. The reason behind it all is the yearly tradition of Movember, a way to raise awareness and funds for the...
  • One-Shot Filmmaking

    At the end of July, the long-running medical drama Casualty wrapped its 31st season with a finale completely composed of a single, 48-minute-long shot. Although some viewers may not have enjoyed it – complaining that it left them feeling queasy – it’s indisputable that one-shot filmmaking is a testament...
  • 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....
  • Why The Wolf of Wall Street has failed…miserably

    Jordan Belfort told Piers Morgan last week that the film based on his memoir, Marty Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, was a ‘cautionary tale’.  Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the perma-tanned fraudster, has agreed, stating that, ‘we’re not condoning this behaviour…we’re indicting it.’  Sorry fellas, but the only things...