This time last year, we were all in mourning. If you’re like me – you still are. Orange is the New Black Season Four ended on a crushing blow that saw Poussey Washington, a favourite of all, die at the hands of a bumbling guard and in retaliation, the inmates of Litchfield caused a revolting riot. The shock-waves surrounding Poussey’s death and the subsequent breakout … Continue reading The Weekend Binge: Orange Is The New Black
Dialogue in film is a tetchy thing. For students starting out on the rocky road of film-making, we’re drummed into us that you have to show more than you tell. Stripping back lines allows an actor, a moment, or a visual say more than you’ve ever done before. Good talking has to be done well; lyrically and with meaning. Exposition is exposed easily, forced poignancy … Continue reading The Pyramid Texts – Review
TV is certainly on a high-right now. In fact, due to the popularity of Netflix, Amazon Video, and other VOD services, more people are flocking to worship the small TV box over the great cinema screen that once took prominence in our media religion. You could say the Old God of Films has been replaced by the New Gods of Television… Neither is good or … Continue reading American Gods – “The Bone Orchard” Review
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 has returned to Netflix! The show ran from 1988 all the way through to1999 before going off air, seemingly for good. Fortunately, a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016 has brought the show back to our screens on Netflix. But why should you watch such a show that has been off air for almost twenty years? The premise is simple, some time … Continue reading Why You Should Be Watching: Mystery Science Theatre 3000!
by Ren Zelen “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Chan-Wook Park’s Korean films, such as the stylishly deranged ‘Vengeance Trilogy’, are gruesome perverse thrillers with well-crafted plots, often wrapped in gorgeous, art-house cinematography, ‘Oldboy’ (2003) – being perhaps the best known and the weirdest. However, as we have witnessed in times past – foreign … Continue reading Looking Back: Stoker (2013)
It’s more important than ever to shine a light on the little known story tellers of our time; the industry is rife with talent that doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but sometimes all it takes is a little bit of attention and a true artist can go a long way. Kate Herron is somebody who deserves to go a long way, and that is … Continue reading Five by Five – Review