Now That’s What I Call Kino #6 – The Classic Shorts of Looney Tunes

Few sounds are as recognisable as the Looney Tunes theme tune – which is  implanted into any kid who watched Saturday morning cartoons. With an array of quirky characters and limitless skits, the toon squad have become icons in the world of animation. Whilst they may often fall into the shadows thanks to their noisy…

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FANTASIA REVIEW: Ladies it’s Time to Dump Him, ‘Don’t Text Back’ (2020)

“Don’t Text Back is the embodiment of the phrase: You can do better than him.” Warn your friends about shitty dudes; that truly should be the motto for millennial dating culture. The heteronormative world is filled with horror stories from young women about bad Tinder dates and terrible relationships. From the classic, “oh my god…

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Top of the Docs #32 – ‘Sennan Asbestos Disaster’ (2016)

In his 2016 documentary Sennan Asbestos Disaster, Kazuo Hara tracks the eight-year long struggle of people seeking state compensation for asbestos related damage in Sennan, Osaka.

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The Artful Brutality of Jesse V. Johnson and Scott Adkins

What you’re hearing is the signature symphony of director Jesse V. Johnson and actor Scott Adkins, whose recent, rampant run of scuzzy collaborations has set the world of direct-to-video action ablaze.

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“You Shame Me!”- Analyzing a Woman’s Shame in ‘Drag Me to Hell’ (2009)

Since its initial release, Drag Me to Hell has received critical and commercial success. It showed the same scary, campy horror brilliance that Raimi demonstrated with The Evil Dead decades before. What also makes Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell so amazing is the subtext of shame. Whether he intended to or not, his film is saturated with associations of a woman’s shame. For this month’s Women in Horror, we want to take a deep dive into this subtext and dissect Raimi’s subtle nuances to convince you that this film is truly about a woman’s shame and how it is these insecurities that lay her literal path to hell.

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FANTASIA REVIEW: ‘Doppelbänger’ (2020) is a Sci-Fi Film with a Retro Feel

While Doppelbänger serves as proof of concept for a series called Autom Reign, as shown by the short film’s open ending, it easily manages to stand well on its own.

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REVIEW: Tenet (2020) Strives to Break New Ground

Tenet is a ferocious film that moves forwards and backwards at an alarming rate

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #5 – The Effects of Imperialism in Golden Age Horror

With the popularity of independent horror peaking in recent years, it’s interesting to note what themes that seem to commonly occur in these movies. Filmmakers like Jordan Peele have done a lot to portray the black experience, more specifically what it means to be black in America. But as well as this, he has found…

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Let the Bennetts Meet the Marchs: Sisterhood in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ (2005) and ‘Little Women’ (2019)

No one can fight like siblings and no one can forgive like siblings, and in this small sense, universalism may have a leg to stand on.

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