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IT’s scariest moment: Pennywise the Clown or pervasive masculinity?

“It’s summer, we’re supposed to be having fun! This isn’t fun, it’s scary and disgusting!” IT, directed by Andy Muschietti, is the latest incarnation of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the first being Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 TV mini-series. ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’ has since become a cinematic icon, and I predict a distinct rise in …Read More


Film Review: It

If, for some reason, the gaudily painted face of Pennywise and primarily prepubescent cast tricked you into believing that IT was a lighthearted film with a couple of jump-scares, I have some bad news for you. The gory opening scene will knock out any pre-conceived notions that this is anything but 135 minutes of pretty …Read More


Harvey Weinstein: Harassment in HollyWood

Before recently Harvey Weinstein was best known for his work as an American film producer and studio director, producing highly acclaimed films such as, ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and ‘My Week With Marilyn’.  However, on Thursday 5th of October the New York Times released an article which turned speculation about his inappropriate behaviour toward young women …Read More


Film Review – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded to be Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, a pretty impressive accolade considering he also directed classics such as Eyes Wide Shut, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. It is praised for its storytelling, special effects and soundtrack; yet somehow, after first watching the film I was left confused and, I confess, a little bored. I …Read More



Review: Beauty and the Beast

What happens when the last petal falls? How can the curse be broken? Beauty and the Beast is a Disney musical fairy tale which was firstly introduced back in 1991. Since then, it has become an all-time favourite to all the spirits that never grow older. Every little girl has dreamt of the moment she …Read More


Film Review: Passengers

The passengers aboard the Avalon space ship are flying across space, asleep in hibernation pods to embark on a 125-year journey to their new world, Homeland II.  The plot begins when one of the pods malfunctions and Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) wakes up ninety years too early.  He finds himself alone with only a robot …Read More


Review: Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

In The Walk, Robert Zemeckis illustrates the unbelievable story of Philippe Petit, the mad Frenchman that plans to do the impossible and quite outstandingly achieves – walking on a tightrope across the World Trade Centre towers.  Zemeckis pushes us to the edge of our seats as he forces the audience to look down from the …Read More


Stuck on Repeat: Why Are We So Obsessed With Remakes?

One of the most anticipated cinematic releases of 2015 was Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which saw the re-emergence of eternally loyal Star Wars fans, and a profit of almost $1,000,000,000 in the USA by May 2016.  Brands went crazy to profit from the release, with Star Wars merchandise appearing everywhere, and people queued for …Read More


Review: Marvel’s Dr Strange

The latest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) sees another one of the lesser known Marvel properties, Dr Stephen Strange, being brought to life. Fan favourite Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character and, slightly off putting American accent aside, does well to bring a character to life that the majority of the viewing public …Read More