“She Found It At The Movies” is a manifesto for

Christina Newland’s essay collection She Found it at the Movies shines a light on a diverse set of voices to reclaim female desire, according to Film News Editor, Steph Green Women and their desirous response to cinema have been shut out of film criticism since the profession began. With the field monopolized by the pale, […]Read More

It’s All Greek to Me! Where to Start With World

Film News Editor Steph Green provides a beginner’s guide to the banquet of World Cinema “I want to start  watching more foreign-language films,” my friend recently said to me, “but I just don’t know where to start.” Not too long ago, I had a similar problem. Sure, there are the classics — the intimidating, canonical titans […]Read More

Cannes Film Festival Announces its 2020 Official Selection

Although the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was already meant to have taken place last month with Spike Lee as head of the Jury, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused events to be postponed worldwide. Only now is the prestigious festival’s official selection being announced, without the usual fanfare of a busy press […]Read More

When erotic thrillers go wrong: the failures of ‘Jade’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers “Be David Caruso in Jade.”  This is the advice Seth Rogen’s character gives to Steve Carrell’s character about how (not to) pull women in the 2005 sex-comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin. With this advice from a hapless, sex-crazed stoner in tow, Steve Carrell goes on, excruciatingly awkwardly, to […]Read More

10 Great Films Under 90 Minutes Long

Sometimes when you sit down to watch a film, you spot the runtime, shudder, and put TV on instead. Admit it. The amount of times my cursor has contemplatively hovered over Seven Samurai before hastily sticking on yet another episode of Gilmore Girls is near-on shameful. I’m far more likely to actually try out a […]Read More

Our favourite podcasts about movies

With more time on our hands than ever, don’t just watch films—listen to people talk about them too! From specialized podcasts about Studio Ghibli and 90’s thrillers to critics discussing new releases, this list of our favourites podcasts about movies has something for everyone. Films to Be Buried With Comedian Brett Goldstein hosts this supremely […]Read More

Programme Announced for We Are One: A Global Film Festival

After the announcement came that 21 worldwide festivals—including the Berlin Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Venice Film Festival—had teamed up for We Are One: A Global Film Festival, hype was palpable. The line-up has finally been unveiled, and although it may not be stuffed full of exciting premieres like a physical film festival, it […]Read More

A Film Recommendation for Every Letter of the Alphabet

Finding a great film to watch is as easy as A, B, C. Fed up with increasingly silly listicles populating your feed during quarantine? We’re sorry. Film News Editor Steph is on hand to bring you a film recommendation for each letter of the alphabet, and where to watch them. A is for And Then […]Read More

BBC iPlayer Adds Classic Hollywood Films to Watch For Free

Have you always said that, one day, you’ll eventually get round to watching the classics, but Netflix just doesn’t have enough of them? That excuse has officially expired, as BBC iPlayer has just added a treasure trove of Hollywood classics onto its streaming platform, free of charge. With the addition of twenty-six films from RKO […]Read More

Poppers, Procedurals and Al Pacino in ‘Cruising’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers It’s difficult to find an erotic thriller that hasn’t suffered some form of controversy or mockery. Perhaps Cruising, though, is the film to undergo the biggest transformation over the years. Vilified upon release in 1980 by critics, audiences and LGBT communities alike, in recent years it has […]Read More

Scary Chicks and Ice Picks in ‘Basic Instinct’

Dead Sexy: A Fortnightly Column on Erotic Thrillers When you type ‘Basic Instinct’ into Google Images, the exact same picture fills the results. A beautiful blonde woman reclining into a chair, a knowing smile stretched across her lips. A pristine white polo neck; white brick walls; a soft hue of blue light. Why this repeated […]Read More

Introducing ‘Dead Sexy’: A Fortnightly Column about Erotic Thrillers

“I never feel guilty about enjoying films that are generally dismissed as trash.” – Slavoj Žižek You can picture the scene. A darkened bedroom; slivers of moonlight penetrate through the blinds, casting horizontal shadows across a dumbstruck, excited man. Perhaps a single lampshade is providing a low, neon glow. There’s a woman: sexy but mostly […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Quiz’ is the Dose of Cultural Nostalgia We

ITV’s Quiz takes us back to a yet another time in British history where coughing caused a scandal… There’s a delicious sense of tacky, zeitgeisty Britishness running throughout Quiz, a three-part limited series that aired on ITV last week. It may be the depiction of the British tabloids, thirstily after the biggest scoop. It may […]Read More

Trailer Released for Caitlin Moran’s ‘How to Build a Girl’

Four years ago, I wrote an article for this very website about books that defined my upbringing. Though that list may have changed since 2016, I still hold a special place in my heart for one of the inclusions: Caitlin Moran’s funny, filthy, antic-filled “How to Build a Girl”. Fast-forward four years and the trailer […]Read More