From Scream to Scream Queens

From Scream to Scream Queens – Eli Dolliver investigates the tradition of the self reflexive horror. The horror genre – perhaps more than any other – refers to itself constantly, playing on its generic conventions to enhance its cinematic universes, communicating with the audience in a way other genres can’t. The best example of this is of course Scream, the 1996 Wes Craven masterpiece in … Continue reading From Scream to Scream Queens

Johnny English Strikes Again

Entertainment Editor, Dan Webb reviews Rowan Atkinson’s reprise of the iconic role of Johnny English. Something that I have always been a fan of is quirky British comedy. The art of a British comedy is quite different to that of many other countries; in fact many times they offer you a very pessimistic outlook on life as a whole, albeit through a humorous and relatable … Continue reading Johnny English Strikes Again

Jurassic Park 25 Million Years Later

25 years ago a story 65 million years in the making was finally  brought to the big screen by director Steven Spielberg. I’m speaking of course, about Jurassic Park. A story first realized within the pages of  Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name, which received both widespread critical and financial success. Crichton is notable for several other works including Congo, ER and Westworld Filming … Continue reading Jurassic Park 25 Million Years Later

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Entertainment Editor Dan Webb shares his thoughts on Marvel’s second Ant-Man instalment. So earlier this week I got the opportunity to check out Ant-Man and the Wasp. The original Ant-Man has always held a strong place in my heart, as the story is written by one of my all-time favourite directors, Edgar Wright. Sure Ant-Man wasn’t one of the most amazing examples of film in … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp

After School Special

Natasha Marshall explores the idea of the television remake and why the exploits of our favourite childhood TV characters still fascinate us today. Remakes in the film industry have come and gone in waves over the past few decades. Their popularity rises and falls over time but they never fully go away. They work because there is already an existing target audience for the production … Continue reading After School Special

The Shape of Water

Del Toro’s latest venture is weird on paper, but a masterpiece in execution, writes Dan Webb The line-up for this year’s Oscar celebrations was incredibly diverse to say the least, however one film that has intrigued me the most is Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy The Shape Of Water. This film is possibly one of the most bizarre and out there ideas ever to be put … Continue reading The Shape of Water