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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.[...]
Windows Into Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite'

Windows Into Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite'

Bong Joon-ho's Best Picture Oscar winning feature 'Parasite' (2019/2020) makes spectacular use of windows to establish and reinforce themes. Sam Sewell-Peterson explores in this 'Parasite' essay.[...]
Twilight Movies Ranked

Twilight Movies Ranked

The Twilight Saga movies ranked from worst to best. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner star in the film adaptations of Stephenie Meyer's work, ranked here by Leoni Horton.[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
"So Bad It's Good" Revival

"So Bad It's Good" Revival

What does it mean when a film is "so bad it's good"? Jacob Davis explains in his resurrection of our beloved series So Bad It's Good.[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
James Gunn Directed Movies Ranked

James Gunn Directed Movies Ranked

The movies directed by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filmmaker James Gunn ranked from worst to best by Joseph Wade.[...]
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.[...]



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.[...]
10 Best Wrestlers Turned Actors

10 Best Wrestlers Turned Actors

Which professional wrestlers have made the best transition into acting? Joseph Wade counts down the top 10 here.[...]
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...[...]
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.[...]
Bong Joon-ho Films Ranked

Bong Joon-ho Films Ranked

Bong Joon-ho made history by winning 4 Academy Awards at the 2020 Oscars, but is his Best Picture winner 'Parasite' his best film? Find out in this Director Bong special edition of Ranked.[...]
Why Parasite's Oscars Dominance Matters

Why Parasite's Oscars Dominance Matters

'Parasite winning, and winning so big, shows that maybe barriers are being broken down'. Jacob Davis on why 'Parasite' winning big at the Oscars 2020 matters.[...]
The Animation Race 2020

The Animation Race 2020

Which films are nominated in the Animated Feature category at the 2020 Oscars and which one is most likely to win? Find out in The Animation Race 2020 by Rebecca Seghini.[...]
The Alternative Oscars - Selecting 2020's Best Non-Nominees

The Alternative Oscars - Selecting 2020's Best Non-Nominees

Who would be nominated in each of the major categories at the 2020 Oscars if the current nominees were ineligible?[...]
2020 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked

2020 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked

The 9 nominees for the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture ranked from worst to best, by Joseph Wade.[...]
From 'Foreign Language' To 'International Feature': Why A Change In Name Isn't Enough

From 'Foreign Language' To 'International Feature': Why A Change In Name Isn't Enough

The Oscars have renamed their 'Best Foreign Language Film' category 'Best International Feature Film' in the name of inclusivity - but, as Sophie Butcher discusses, this alone is not enough to improve recognition for world cinema.[...]