Film & TV



Review: Creation Stories (GFF)

15th May 2021

Creation Records founder, Oasis-finder, and general Midas, Alan McGee is perhaps admired by no one more than McGee himself. Nick Moran, in directing Creation Stories, has successfully managed to create a film that is so deeply effective in demonstrating a visceral whiplash – adverts for road safety should be envious. In concluding the film, I ...


The top 10 film soundtracks and scores

27th April 2021

We’re looking at you, Shrek 2. It is often said that a film is nothing without its music. A decent film can be heightened by its use of score, or a terrible film can be made memorable through the catchy songs placed throughout. Without further ado, here’s a countdown of our top 10 favourite film ...


Seaspiracy has a poorly-cast investigative net

23rd April 2021

Despite addressing the shocking causes of ocean life decimation, Seaspiracy’s rhetorical methods distract from its potential revelations.  Seaspiracy seeks to document the profound impact of commercial fishing within our oceans, attracting multiple celebrity endorsements, trendy Instagram posts and plaudits from fans with its damning depiction of the harm the industry does to ocean life. Offeri...


Review: Promising Young Woman

14th April 2021

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned… Imagine if the stumbling girl you took home was just pretending to be drunk. Imagine that when you were helping her to your place, sorry, I mean home, she suddenly wasn’t drunk anymore. Suddenly you couldn’t touch her unresponsively; she was sober, and she had caught you. ...


Escaping the straight gaze

13th April 2021

All too often, queer cinema seems to be for straight women instead of for queer people. “I do it for the girls and the gays, that’s it” is the number one phrase I am sick of hearing right now. You’ve probably seen it on Tiktok or Twitter or in an Instagram caption at some point ...


Iranian cinema: a premiere

2nd April 2021

A cursory look and a list of our top recommendations for Iranian film beginners. If you like browsing through lists of the best movies in cinema history, you have probably come across one or two Iranian movies. Four Iranian movies were included on the BBC’s top 100 films of the 21st-century list. Iranian cinema is ...


Review: Cowboys (GFF)

16th March 2021

This story of a trans boy is complicated by his family, and has the setting of a western.  Vast Montana mountain ranges, shotgun standoffs with the sheriff, horse-napping, and starlight camping. Not what you’d expect from an indie drama centred on an 11-year-old trans boy; his loving, devoted father struggling with bipolar disorder; and his ...


Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

14th March 2021

Misrepresentation of mental illness in cinema is a problem, but what’s the solution? The psychopath has been an archetypal character since cinema began and seems to only get more popular as time goes on. We have all grown used to these characters and the tropes of thriller or horror films, increasingly familiar with the real ...


Review: Yer Old Faither (GFF)

11th March 2021

This documentary records one Glaswegian man’s move to Australia in 1970. I texted my friends to watch Yer Old Faither when I was only halfway through, and having finished it, I would definitely recommend it to everyone. I was keen to watch it just from the name, as a Glaswegian I couldn’t help but read ...


Review: Vicious Fun (GFF)

10th March 2021

The title truly doesn’t lie. It’s said that in cinema there are no new ideas. This criticism is often unfairly levied towards genres of film which are not necessarily deemed to be high art, horror flicks in particular. Still, in the face of this adversity and disapproval, we find passionate filmmakers creating fresh and exciting ...