• In defence of amateur and fan-fiction: a goldmine of intellectual property

    Alex Tyndall A few decades ago, you probably would not have been overly familiar with the term ‘fanfiction’. Now, every fourth-wall-breaking piece of media and their cat seems to have an episode dedicated to the subject. This isn’t to say that ‘fanfiction’ was completely unheard of; the word was...
  • Questioning the lack of racial diversity in the Twilight saga

    The first Twilight movie premiered on 21st November 2008, and the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the franchise that broke many box office records started a lot of conversations on topics that would not have been discussed as openly ten years ago. Catherine Hardwicke directed the first movie...
  • Love, Simon: The rom-com we definitely knew we needed

    As a teenager, I whiled away many an hour watching high school romcoms with my friends, my mum and by myself – my favourite being The Breakfast Club. I’d laugh, cheer, yell and cry my way through the romanticised secondhand embarrassment of adolescence over and over again… but something...
  • 2016: Hot Or Not – Allegiant

    Let’s wave goodbye to 2015! Good times, bad times we’ve had them all – but you know what they say, as one door closes, another one opens. Over the coming month we’ll be bringing you a snapshot of everything 2016 has to offer – the good, the bad and the ugly. Hold...
  • TV Review – The Strain – First Impressions

    Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim) and novelist Chuck Hogan have merged to create a masterpiece of a thriller in FOX’s The Strain, a televised adaptation of their co-authored trilogy of vampire novels released in 2009. This dark horror-drama follows an investigation into a mysterious virus that causes its...