• Film Review: Downsizing

    With an all-star cast and a momentously high concept premise, Downsizing is an intriguing, slightly confused film from Sideways and Nebraska director Alexander Payne. Payne situates his latest movie with the biggest of big picture ideas: human miniaturization. He paints us a near-future in which scientists have invented a...
  • Trailer Watch – Downsizing

    From the outset, Downsizing appears a simple film with a simple story to tell. The core concept of the story presenting a future with problematic overpopulation, leading Scientists to invent a new solution – the miniaturization of humans to a miniscule 5 inches in height. A straightforward concept, and,...
  • 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....
  • Oscars Bingo: What to look out for at this year’s Oscars

    Finally, after a full year of waiting, the 89th Academy Awards are just around the corner. It will be a busy night for all, what with critics poised over their predictions and starlets spending hours upon hours preparing for their “role as human woman” (I tip my hat to...
  • The Academy Awards 2016 – In An Ideal World

    It’s awards season again, and the Oscars are fast approaching! So far we’ve only heard the nominations but it’s already brought about much controversy. With the current debate, IMPACT asked its contributors, in an ideal world, who would they like to win the golden man? Best Picture If we’re going for ‘old-fashioned technical...
  • Trailer Watch – Super Bowl 50

    On the 7th February 2015, The Broncos and The Panthers came together for the Super Bowl 50. Though the clash was exciting for many, just as exciting was the halftime show, in particular the whole host of clips and teasers we were shown for the films of 2016.  Impact Film...
  • Film Review – The Martian

    Ridley Scott doesn’t have a monopoly on space, but sometimes it can feel that way (even though Alfonso Cuarón likely made the definitive space movie of the past decade). He’s the founder of the Alien franchise and awkward purveyor of new Prometheus brand too – some of the biggest...