Cinema



Review: The Suicide Squad

28th August 2021

James Gunn crafts an anarchic summer blockbuster, with more than enough thrills and chuckles to be worth the price of admission. I still have nightmares about the last Suicide Squad movie. Jared Leto’s Joker somehow slithers into my subconscious whilst I sleep, mocking me with his awfulness and his irreversibility. “You can’t undo me” he ...


Matchbox Cine presents Shelf Life (1993)

23rd August 2021

Matchbox Cine facilitates post-lockdown cinema watching this month with a hybrid in person and online screening of Paul Bartel’s early 90s drama comedy Having attended many online events over the last year, including film screenings and festivals, it is obvious that they are in some ways, shockingly, better. Being a disabled film fan, accessibility is ...


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 ...


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 ...


Is this the end of the cinematic experience?

30th December 2020

With the recent closure of Cineworld and Picturehouse cinemas, many are asking the horrifying question: is this the end of the cinema industry? My gut answer to this question is no, I do not think this will be the end of cinemas. Cinemas offer a unique viewing experience that cannot be mimicked. I think that ...