• Preview: Banff Mountain Film Festival

    We’ve all heard of film festivals and wanted to attend one of these prestigious events, whether Cannes or Tribeca. However, these are somewhat out of reach for the average humble UoN student. What is not out of our reach is the Banff Mountain Film Festival, being broadcast next Wednesday...
  • Trailer Watch – Love Is All You Need?

    What if society’s views were reversed? What if heterosexuality was not considered the norm? An overtly thought provoking concept turned indie film is Love Is All You Need? Nothing excited me too much in the trailer and it seemed to go on for a long 3 minutes, giving every...
  • Album Review: Alicia Keys – Here

    Stripped back Alicia Keys has just dropped her sixth studio album ‘Here’. This album is a very daring comeback, four years since Keys’ last album, it appears to be a revelation and each melody is a prayer – openly discovering the raw and influential nature of identity, growth, opportunity...
  • Short Focus – Pixar’s Lava

    It’s a well-known fact that if it doesn’t have a Pixar short at the start, it’s not a proper Pixar film. Inside Out is no different, accompanied by its own short entitled Lava. Lava is the story of two volcanoes that know each other are nearby but sadly cannot see one another....
  • Review – Astron-6 Shorts Showcase @ Mayhem Film Festival

    Short films are not something people get overly excited about, are they? It was puzzling, then, to enter the cinema on the opening night of Mayhem’s tenth film festival and see the anticipation on the audience’s faces; it felt like an event. And they kept laughing and talking animatedly...
  • Trailer Watch – Feast

    If you didn’t know already, Disney shorts are pretty darn special. Take Paperman, Day & Night or The Blue Umbrella, to name a few. They inject a little magic into few minute masterpieces of beautiful animation, unparalleled artistry and superlative storytelling. If the other Disney shorts are anything to go by, we have...
  • Short Focus Scrapbook – Top 10 Pixar Shorts

    Following the recent trailer release of Pixar’s upcoming feature Inside Out, there is increasing anticipation for the film’s accompanying short film, Lava, which premiered this past summer at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Having never met a person whose face fails to light up when the title screen for these few minute joys...