Film News: Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie are warring relatives

Full of fiery locks, icy glares and plenty of “yaaas, Queen” moments, the newest Mary Queen of Scots trailer sees rivalries deepen between the two distant cousins vying for power. Saoirse Ronan plays the eponymous royal, who reigned in Scotland from when her father died (she was just six days old) in 1542 until 1567. […]Read More

Film News: JK Rowling Under Fire For Casting Asian Actress

JK Rowling has come under fire for casting the South Korean actress Claudia Kim as Nagini in the next Fantastic Beasts film, revealed in the final trailer. Critics point out that the only Asian actor in the cast plays a reptile and villain’s slave, purporting negative stereotypes of Asian women being conniving and submissive, as […]Read More

Film News: ‘Green Book’ wins the People’s Choice Award at

This year, the People’s Choice Award went to Green Book directed by Peter Farrelly. Award-winning actors Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the film, which tells the story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes a job chauffeuring an African American classical pianist across the American South in the 1960s. The first runner-up was Barry Jenkins’ […]Read More

Film Review: BlacKkKlansman

Despite a mixed bag of recent releases, Spike Lee’s new film, a blistering race dramedy entitled BlacKkKlansman, is a stylish yet horrendous gut-punch, that draws in the audience with dark humour before ending with a grave sense of dread. A boldly-coloured tale of days gone by Resplendent in his seventies collars and earth-toned cords, Ron Stallwarth […]Read More

Film News: ‘Roma’ wins the Golden Lion at the Venice

Roma, a tear-jerking Spanish-language drama centered around a Mexican family in the 1970’s and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, has been awarded the Golden Lion at the 75th Venice Film Festival. The Mexican director, whose past films include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Gravity, looked to his childhood for inspiration with Roma, with the […]Read More

Film News: Kevin Spacey’s New Film Took £96 On Its

Kevin Spacey’s latest (or, indeed, should that be last?) film took just £96 on its first day at the box office, after opening in just 10 cinemas across the US. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this suggests that fewer than two people per cinema bought tickets on its opening day. Billionaire Boys Club, also starring […]Read More

Film News: Outrage as Jack Whitehall is cast as first

Disney has come under fire for choosing to cast Jack Whitehall, a straight man, as Disney’s first “openly gay” character, who is set to be “hugely effete, very camp and very funny.” Members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as many others, have said that the role should be given to a gay actor and […]Read More

Film News: See the first photo of Margot Robbie as

Margot Robbie has already secured her reputation as a film chameleon. From her sultry drawl in The Wolf of Wall Street, to her Harley Quinn role – mimicked in Halloween costumes everywhere in 2016 – and her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Tonya Harding, she’s able to transform herself in a variety of roles. As well as […]Read More

8 Times ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Aired Worrying American Attitudes

Having aired for a whopping 24 seasons since 2003 with no signs of stopping, the America's Next Top Model franchise which is shown in 170 countries worldwide, is a force to be reckoned with. But despite being created by a strong, independent, black businesswoman (the queen that is Tyra Banks), the show gave airtime to some pretty awful people and normalised worrying behaviour, from racism to homophobia.Read More

TV News: David Bowie Rumoured For 2016 John Lewis Christmas

In recent years, the John Lewis Christmas Advert has become one of the most eagerly anticipated presents of the holiday season; people huddled round their TV’s (or in most cases, their laptops), tissues at the ready, ready to weep as a breathy singer covers an emotional song whilst an animal/cute child frolics onscreen. With the […]Read More

Why ‘Hocus Pocus’ is the best Halloween film ever

Listen up, RottenTomatoes. I’ve got something I need to say to you. Rating a cult classic like Hocus Pocus with a measly 30% score is downright insulting. I feel personally offended. It’s clearly a masterpiece (Plus it’s one of my mum’s favourite films, so it must be good). Some people like cult horror screenings, slasher […]Read More

Live Review: Black Honey // Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds –

As the sun set on a dismally cold day in West Yorkshire, music fans descended on the neon splendour of Leeds’ Belgrave Music Hall to catch an evening of 70’s-nostalgia inspired indie pop and scuzzy shoegaze. Black Honey, originating from Brighton, are composed of members Izzy, Chris, Tommy and Tom and have exploded onto the […]Read More