• The politics of Ruth E. Carter’s fashion designs

    We cannot escape politics when it comes to fashion, no matter what we wear. Each garment binds us to a political statement whether we realise it or not. Fashion almost always coincides with making a political and powerful statement. For instance, in 1919, labour leader Luisa Capetillo became the...
  • Film Review: BlacKkKlansman

    Released into a climate of uncertainty and simmering tensions, Spike Lee’s Klan based comedy-drama is a funky and significant interrogation of the nation’s definitive cultural conversation. Lee is a filmmaker whose career has been dominated with issues of race, cultural heritage and the role of the African-American experience in...
  • The 21st Century’s 10 Greatest Films: 25th Hour

    Here is the 4th installment in Sean’s rundown of the 21st Century’s Greatest Films. This time around, 25th Hour. As Barry Pepper points out “it will never be the same again…”, we are forced to stare at a post 9/11 New York. Spike Lee’s camera does not flinch, he...
  • Film//Music Review – Michael Jackson: Journey From Motown to Off The Wall

    To many, the Cult of Celebrity has meant that the name Michael Jackson has come to symbolise eccentricity, mystery and tragedy. However, to music fans, it is clear that to simply consider such an artist this way is an injustice, as Jackson’s career spanned a multitude of genres and...
  • Scrapbook – Impactful Films

    Our writers recount some impactful film releases in our latest Scrapbook, ranging from the personally profound, poignant provocateurs, or even features that have presented and maintained a purporting legacy. A Clockwork Orange (1971) The films that stick with us aren’t always those we enjoy. This is the case with...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #11

    Christmas. List. Day 11… Think Elf, think It’s a Wonderful Life, nothing sets the Christmas mood better than the image of pure, untouched and untarnished snowfall. Which is why you’ll be finding none of that here. It’s the hottest day of the Summer on the streets of Brooklyn and tensions are a-brewing in Spike...
  • Review – Oldboy

    Oldboy is a contorted revenge saga based on a Korean predecessor of the same name. The original is a revered classic which enjoys cult status; therefore any attempt at a reimagining would seem destined to go downhill. The premise follows Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin), a crass business executive with...