Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

With the future of the film industry uncertain, people are turning to the ultimate form of escapism: the movie musical. Could the often suppressed genre be cinema’s next big trend? Charlie Gardiner explores.

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Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

Plot Reveals vs Plot Twists – When They Work and When They Don’t

When plot twists work and when they don’t. Kieran Judge explores one of cinema’s most controversial, discussion stirring narrative elements, ruminating on some of the form’s best and most famous examples.

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The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

The Identity Crisis of Hong Kong Cinema

How the films of the likes of John Woo and Wong Kar-wai have illustrated the identity crisis and cultural anxieties of Hong Kong during the state’s rich history of cinema.

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100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

Famed German Expressionism horror-thriller ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ turns 100 years old in 2020, but is it still relevant? Jacob Davis explores Germany’s first massively popular German export here.

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No, You Are: Deconstructing Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview with Richard Spencer

No, You Are: Deconstructing Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview with Richard Spencer

Dinesh D’Souza and Richard Spencer walk into a sit-down interview on right wing American politics. Jacob Davis deconstructs ‘The Death of A Nation’ here.

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A Brief History of the Director’s Cut

A Brief History of the Director’s Cut

From the Ridley Scott’s Director’s Cut of ‘Blade Runner’ to Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ extended editions and right through to the Snyder Cut of ‘Justice League’ – the history of the director’s cut as presented by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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How Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Reawakens the Ethos of the Riot Grrrl

How Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’ Reawakens the Ethos of the Riot Grrrl

‘That girl thinks she’s the Queen of the neighbourhood, I got news for you, she is!’ – How Cathy Yan’s ‘Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey’ embraces the Riot Grrrl ethos in its fresh attempts to validate female anger. Article by Leoni Horton.

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10 Years of Shutter Island – Flawless Directorial Command and Mental Health Examination

10 Years of Shutter Island – Flawless Directorial Command and Mental Health Examination

Released 10 years ago (2010), Martin Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ has taken on a life of its own to remain a relevant and enticing masterpiece from one of cinema’s greatest. Beth Sawdon explores…

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The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

Jacob Davis looks at 5 Netflix rom-coms with noticeable disparities between their critic and audience scores to decipher why those disparities exist and hopefully lend a helping hand on which one/s to watch.

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