A Week of Horror With the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival

For those lucky enough to haunt the streets of Brooklyn this month, be sure to check out the most horrifyingly brilliant festival running between 17th – 24th October.  The Brooklyn Horror Festival is a celebration of this bloody brilliant genre, boasting a diverse selection of horror films both old and new. The festival will also…

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Looking Back on Fight Club, Twenty Years Later

*Spoilers for Fight Club* Those in tune with recent film festival coverage may have struggled to miss the most widely anticipated and fervently discussed release sparking a new tirade of furious tweets – that of course being Joker. This new origin for DC’s most popular super-villain has either been heralded as the epitome of cinema…

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The Male Gaze and Us Poor Gays: Navigating Female Sexualisation in Film as a Queer Feminist

The Romeo and Juliet of cinema: my love for boobs versus my hate of the male gaze. For any other queer feminists out there, you may be well versed in this problem. We all know that the constant sexual depiction of women in media is a problem – it’s insulting, demeaning, and reduces the complexity…

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REVIEW: “Wild, messy and utterly brilliant” – ‘Animals’ (2019)

 ★ ★ ★ ★ “It’ll inspire nostalgia for nights you can’t remember and a longing for more you’ll live to regret.” “You know how it is. Saturday Afternoon. You wake up and you can’t move”: and with the most relatable opening of a novel thus begins an equally memorable, honest and hilarious film. Animals, based…

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REVIEW: “Short, Sweet and Deliciously Hammy” – Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein

★ ★ ★ ★ “If you enjoy a bit of tongue in cheek humour, this special keeps the tongue securely clamped down.” Netflix has slapped down a thirty-two-minute-long special in which the content is as ludicrous as the notion that they would even consider funding it. And thank God they did. Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein is…

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Summer Lovin’: Romantic and Sexual Liberation in Coming of Age Films

There’s plenty of teenage kicks in summer flicks, with the good ol’ wet hot summer having always been the backdrop for young love. Summer holidays are portrayed as a pivotal passage for development, with teenagers transitioning into young adults. One such trope of dawning adulthood is love and the loss of “innocence” (otherwise known as…

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Bears, Otters and Werewolves – Our Queer Love For Horror

On the surface, horror may seem like a simple genre; oozing straight-male energy where the only brains involved are dripping down a blood riddled wall. However, the loudest critics of the genre -brandishing this take with the ferocity of a wild axe murderer interrupting a teen party in the woods – seem to be ignoring…

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