Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o to star in historical epic

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood has been confirmed for the upcoming historical epic, The Woman King, starring Academy Award winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o. The news comes over two years after Sony’s TriStar subsidiary acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film in March 2018. The Old Guard, Prince-Bythewood’s latest work, debuted on Netflix last week to […]Read More

Jude Law hooks a new role in Disney’s ‘Peter Pan

Jude Law is in talks to play Captain Hook in Disney’s upcoming live action Peter Pan reboot, Peter Pan and Wendy. The news comes four months after Ever Anderson and Alexander Molony were confirmed to be playing Wendy and Peter respectively. David Lowery is set to direct, having previously collaborated with Disney on Pete’s Dragon. […]Read More

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ bought by

Aaron Sorkin’s star-studded upcoming film The Trial of the Chicago 7 is heading to Netflix. The streaming giant recently confirmed that it had bought the distribution rights from Paramount for $56 million. Based on one of the most notorious trials in American history, The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows a group of seven defendants […]Read More

Theatre News: Stage Adaptation Of The Da Vinci Code In

Dan Brown’s best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code has been confirmed as the next up-and-coming play to hit the UK. The world premiere of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel’s adaptation will travel across the country throughout 2021, opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 3rd April. Wagstaff and Abel, the Original Theatre Company duo, have […]Read More

Homemade: a new Netflix anthology of quarantine-created shorts

A new anthology of short, quarantine-created films is heading to Netflix. Homemade, spearheaded by filmmaker Pablo Larraín, will see 17 filmmakers unite to capture the shared experience of quarantine. In the wake of many film sets shutting down for quarantine or production being postponed – including Warner Bro’s The Batman, Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, and Disney’s live […]Read More

Show Stopper: Oscars postponed until April 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced a two month postponement of the 2021 Oscars Awards ceremony due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The eligibility period for films, previously standardised as 31 December annually, has also been extended. The new deadline is 28 February 2021. This comes after the Academy announced […]Read More

Book Review: A Little Life // Hanya Yanagihara

It’s almost one month since I started reading A Little Life, the Man Booker Prize finalist by Hanya Yanagihara published in 2015. Prior to this, my lockdown reading had been speedy – almost frantic – as I tried to consume as much as I could in this unprecedented pause, and to escape the unpleasant truth […]Read More

Book Review: The Tradition // Jericho Brown

“I’m sure Somebody died while We made love. Some- Body killed somebody Black. I thought then Of holding you As a political act. I May as well have Held myself.” (‘Stand’ in The Tradition by Jericho Brown) The Tradition by Jericho Brown won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry – and rightly so. It is […]Read More

Our Favourite 5 Escapist Novels

As a nation, we are all looking for a little bit of escapism in these strange times. Arecent report by The Guardian found that many of us are turning to books, withthe average adult’s reading time in lockdown having almost doubled.Where crowds of characters in film and TV often give us a visual reminder of […]Read More

Olivia Emily’s Top 5 Alternative Running Tracks

In lockdown, with the government mandating one trip outside per day for exercise, a lot of Britons are picking up running and cycling to resist the ensuing cabin fever. I am one of these people.  I’m a newbie, but I had taken all the steps to prepare myself – buying the right shoes, planning the […]Read More