Film and TV



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. ...


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: 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 ...


Review: Limbo (GFF)

7th March 2021

Limbo follows the emotional journey of a Syrian refugee in Scotland, as he both passes the time with his friends and overcomes a crisis of identity. Limbo is a film that will touch your heart on multiple occasions. The second film from Scottish director Ben Sharrock tells the story of asylum seekers and refugees living ...


Can too much choice be a bad thing?

4th March 2021

After Disney’s announcement of its extensive slate of upcoming projects, Tenzin Murry explores this explosion of entertainment. 2020 was a year defined by being locked down and indoors. A recent Ofcom study confirmed that many people had little else to do besides binge their way through box-sets in Netflix’s back-catalogue. Viewing figures for streaming services ...


Review: The Dig

1st March 2021

Netflix film The Dig tells the story of the discovery of Sutton Hoo. Before 1938, one of the biggest archaeological finds in Britain remained deep under burial mounds on an estate in Ipswich, East Anglia. Curious about what was under these mounds, estate owner Edith Pretty contacted Ipswich Museum in summer 1937, and the following ...


The Golden Globes’ diversity problem

28th February 2021

Michaela Coel’s landmark show I May Destroy You was outrageously snubbed by The Golden Globes while Emily in Paris received a bizarre nomination.  The nominations for the Golden Globes have been announced, recognising a brilliant wave of British talent for a variety of performances in film and television over the last year. Emma Corrin, Daniel ...


Review: Malcolm & Marie

26th February 2021

Robin Fodor reviews the drama set over the course of one night, filmed during the pandemic. John David Washington, last seen by people who like that sort of thing in Christopher Nolan’s failed attempt to save cinema, Tenet, joins the surname-less Zendaya: they are Malcolm and Marie. Malcolm is a film director, not unlike Malcolm ...


Review: Wolfwalkers

4th February 2021

Finlay Chalmers reviews the new Apple TV+ animated film. From the moment Wolfwalkers starts, you’re plunged into a luscious forest of colour and natural beauty. This film is the third in the Irish Folklore trilogy by director Tomm Moore, after The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. The film is set in the ...