• Hate Crimes, Ultraviolence and ‘Going Too Far’: The Problem with Banning Films

    Is there any better way to draw interest in a film than to have it banned? Let’s face it, we all love a bit of forbidden fruit from time to time. But is it right that government censors have the power to control the flow of information? Placing limitations...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #17

    Christmas. Anti-Advent Calendar. Here’s day seventeen… Adapted from Anthony Burgess’ wicked 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange was almost seamlessly exposed onto screen by Stanley Kubrick in 1971. Vocalising the malenky bit of Nadsat genius from Burgess’ gripping work, as well as visualising the disorderly sets and violence, this controversial...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #5

    Christmas. It’s a bit… haunting right? We’re barely settling into December and yet we’ve already been bombarded with weeks of overplayed songs that have lost all meaning, adverts about sodding penguins and lists. Lists and lists and lists. So here at Impact Film & TV, we’re continuing with our own list. Our...